Since beginning his full-time pursuit of fine art, Jerry Anderson has quickly climbed the ladder of success. His work has been featured in many major art magazines, and he is a multiple award winner at some of the top Western art shows. He has twice won “Best of Show” in sculpture at the prestigious Western Artists of America annual exhibition, and “Best of Show” at the American-Canadian Classic in Billings, Montana. He won first place and “People’s Choice” at the Death Valley 49er’s show in California, and his work can be found in collections from coast to coast, including the prestigious Favell Museum collection in Oregon where he was given the “Western Heritage Award”.
Every piece is a new adventure for Anderson. No two are even remotely alike. He is equally adept at bear and elk as he is at cute little girls and cowboys. One of his most popular pieces ever, “Showdown,” captures a cowboy with rifle in hand, dismounting his horse. This limited edition piece of 30 sold out.
There is always a new piece in progress, molding clay into life, and turning ideas into history. What keeps him coming back to the studio? “I still haven’t done my best piece,” he says.