Tom Dean: “After graduating from the University of Montana in Marketing and Business Management in 1986, I jumped into the workforce, focusing on my newly acquired sales and marketing skills. Never in a million years did I think that I would be calling myself an artist. It is truly an amazing story of how one Dremel tool led me to find a hidden talent for carving. So I threw away my suits and ties, bought some Carhart overalls and let this God-given talent guide me.
My custom, one-of-a-kind woodcarving sculptures have sold to private owners, corporations and collectors across the United States. I have taken my 40-year passion of fly fishing in Montana and turned that into another passion: hand-carving native trout, dragonflies, cattails/reeds, frogs, other fish species and more recently full-sized bison skulls. I seek out exotic woods from around the world, including woods from Africa, Australia, Brazil, Central America and Hawaii. I do not use fillers or paint my sculptures, using just the absolute natural beauty and grains of the many different exotic woods.”
Learn more at www.milocreekcarvings.com