CON WILLIAMS - Bronze
Con Williams grew up on a large
working cow ranch in south-central British Columbia, Canada, so
he spent much of his early life on horseback exploring God's
country and experienced the true heritage of the west first-hand.
He has been sketching since he was a young cowboy.
Con attended Casper
College and then Montana State University on rodeo scholarships.
During college, he worked at a local foundry business, learned
bronze casting, and gained an appreciation for creating bronze
achieved his degree in Agriculture Education then decided to
stay in the Gallatin Valley of Montana to pursue a career in
sculpting rather than in teaching. In a way, he had found his roots, since his
great-great-grandfather homesteaded in Gallatin County.
Con continued to
rodeo professionally, riding saddle broncs, team and calf roping and
occasionally steer wrestling, until he turned his time and talents to
resides in Belgrade, Montana with his wife, Sharon, and their
children, Clay and Sierra. Their oldest daughter and son-in-law,
Heather and Randy Maddock reside in Phoenix, AZ with Con's
granddaughter, Abigail Rae.
things to do are hunting, fishing, golfing and spending as much time as
he can with his family. As a child, Con used to get up early so he
could go fishing before church on Sunday. He loves to fly fish in
the many creeks and rivers of Montana and Washington.
Along with being an
award-winning member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Artist
Association, Con's work has been accepted into numerous juried
exhibits and is in private collections throughout the United States,
Canada and Europe.
Con's work can be
seen at DiTommaso Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming. Con will also be
showing his art at the Country Christmas Western Gift Expo show at
the Sands in Las Vegas, Nevada in December and at the Red Lion
during the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada in early