J.W. (Jerry) was born and raised in Montana. His interest in art came at a young ago. His Dad was an artist and his parents were collectors of art and artifacts. They owned Grizzle Gallery and Museum in the Mission Valley. jerry is a self-taught artist and prefers working in oils. His subjects are mainly big game animals, Indians, scenery, and birds. He studies his subjects year round to give himself perspective and ideas. He is inspired and aided by his wife (Kate), 4 daughters (Kadia, Celeste, Kendra, and Kaylee) and two son-in-laws Carl & Dustin.