"Eveyone in my family knew how to make baskets, but I was not interested. I was just a kid and we didn't have enough money to buy toys, so my brother and I started making our own. People called them folk art, but they were just toys".
But he did recognize a good opportunity. With the help of Farmington art dealer, Jack Beasley, he began to sell his work to many top dealers and museums. He was featured in several major museum shows at the Wheelright in Santa Fe and the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. His work sold in many of the Southwest's finest Museums and galleries.
Today his paintings are shown in galleries in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and New York.