top of page
ARTIST OF THE AMERICAN WEST
J.C.’s nationally acclaimed “real to life” bronze sculptures portray a life lived as a cowboy, rancher and avid outdoorsman. A true artist of the American West, “I sculpt what I have lived. What I know best.”
CAPTURING LIFE IN BRONZE
"A western lifestyle has been the inspiration of my art. My award winning artwork is often generated by having lived as a cowboy on a small working ranch in central Montana, my love for that life and my desire to capture it in bronze."
NATURE'S BEAUTY AS INSPIRATION
"Equally inspiring is nature’s beauty and wonder as I recreate what I see from the vast western landscapes to the majestic animals in clay and bronze as well as in pencil, pen and ink drawings, and in oil on canvas."
As J.C. Dye looked at the sculptures and canvases during a fortuitous 3rd grade class trip to the C.M. Russell Art Museum in Great Falls, Montana, a door opened inside him. In school, rudimentary drawings of horses and cowboy life filled the margins of his work sheets. Out of school, he helped his father work their small ranch and was always aback a horse pretending to be a cowboy. At night, images from the western movies he loved galloped across his dreams.
bottom of page