Bronze Sculpture and Paintings by a Cowboy Artist
"Through the hand of God, I have been given this talent" - Mike Flanagan
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Mike with his paint horse Rio
Michael "Mike" Flanagan, sculptor and painter is headquartered at the base of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains in north central Wyoming. Mike is continually inspired by his surroundings - the mountains, ranches, wildlife, and cowboy life.
The appreciation Mike has for Wyoming wildlife is reflected not only in the subject, but anatomical accuracy of the wild sheep, bison, bear, elk, deer, eagle, blue heron, gray jay, hawk and many other animals he has sculpted.
Mike`s career came into full bloom when he was chosen to produce a sculpture of Wyoming rancher Herman Werner for the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. He was then commissioned to do a 9th British Lancer on horseback for the historic IXL Ranch near Dayton, Wyoming and four life-size North American Wild Sheep for the North American Sheep Foundation in Cody.
Monumental sculptures continue to accent area ranches from the famed Historic Polo Ranch and entrance of the Powder Horn Golf Community to the backyards of local residences. His pieces are in private, corporate and municipal collections throughout North America, Canada and most recently, a life size sculpture of a prominent agriculture producer in Mexico.
Mike`s love for the beauty of Wyoming has led him to showcase the landscape and animals through oil painting, completing several commissions. He is always exploring new subjects and increasing his ability as a sculptor and painter; truly reflecting the diversity of this cowboy artist.