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Jim Pridgeon is a wildlife sculptor from the Northern Black Hills of Wyoming and is the owner of Bear Lodge Studios. He has spent the last 25 years developing his one-of-a-kind technique in painted wood sculpture. 

Jim has a degree in Fine Art from Black Hills State University. He is a retired Army Officer and former Marine. These experiences as well as his training as a Wild Land Firefighter have shown him how precious and unique our home is and the need to preserve and protect it. His art is a reflection of this philosophy in that by using fire and bug killed wood as his sculpture medium, he is utilizing a resource that would otherwise be wasted.

His art is a unique beauty and, like the mythical Phoenix, brings life and beauty out of the ashes.