T.D. Kelsey was raised on a
ranch in Bozeman, Montana and came from a family that had an
intense love for animals. As a result, he participated in
such rodeo events as rough stock events and team roping. He
went on to become an airline pilot, but retired from the airline
industry in 1979 to devote himself full time to
Kelsey not only promotes Longhorn cattle, but also maintains a
wild horse herd on his ranch, and has been a long time advocate for
the preservation of wildlife worldwide. He has produced
several outdoor sculptures. One of the most well known of his
sculptures is Texas Gold, which is located in the historic Ft.
Kelsey became a member of the Cowboy Artists of America in
2004 and has earned one gold medal and two silver medals for his
sculpture at the Cowboy Artists of America annual show.