Cowboying and art appear to intertwine completely for this talented man. He’s ridden the broncs, faced the challenge and walked away with a hard-won confidence. “I’ve applied the bronc rider mentality to the artwork, and it’s served me well,” Kelsey says. Back when he first entered art shows and began to make his living with his art, others were astounded at the way Kelsey risked all to get into sculpting full time.
“you just have to take the leap and jump”, he says. “I had a wife, a new baby, and a new property, and here I was taking a chance. But it’s like that when you’re on the back of a bronc. You get that self-belief. It’s amazing what you can do when you don’t hold yourself back.”