Lance DuBois, 5th generation Montanan, sculptor, painter, illustrator, knife maker, cowboy poet/folklorist, resides with his wife Billy in Cascade County, Montana, on the old Gary Cooper ranch near Dearborn, on the Missouri River. He is now retired, after 23 years working for North West Art Casting in Bozeman as a welder and metal chasier in the bronze foundry business. Lance built log homes and drove truck in the Gallatin Valley for years after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts Painting and Drawing from MSU-Bozeman.
Born in Great Falls, MT, his early years were rooted in the ranching lifestyle near Lewistown, where both of his grandparents owned ranches. He pursued art at a young age in ink and pastels, clay, also cartooning, writing, and leather work. He has created paintings for films and organizations, like the Fish and Game, and illustrations for novels. His love for the outdoors and wildlife and riding horses has influenced his art as well. Portraiture, wildlife and western themes are the focal point of his art.
He has 2 daughters, Mica and Sage, and 5 grandchildren. Being retired, he is able to enjoy family and create art. His knife making is one of the biggest passions for nearly 30 years and he has created additional income for his family. His art depicts the legends, humor, and drama of the West. Life is good and he is surrounded by his loving and supportive family.