Don Toney

DEMONS IN THE DEADFALL
DEMONS IN THE DEADFALL
DT764
bronze
25 x 20 x 9 in.
$8,700 CAD


TRAILS GOING TO THE SKY
TRAILS GOING TO THE SKY
DT763
bronze
21.5 x 26 x 9 in.
SOLD


PROTECTOR OF THE WILDERNESS PASSAGE
PROTECTOR OF THE WILDERNESS PASSAGE
DT762
bronze
21.5 x 14 x 14 in.
$7,500 CAD


SO LONG CHARLIE!
SO LONG CHARLIE!
DT759
bronze
16 x 21 x 7 in.
$7,200 CAD


THE FIRE AND THE FLAME
THE FIRE AND THE FLAME
DT758
bronze
11 x 12 x 7 in.
$2,700 CAD


HORNS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY
HORNS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY
DT756
bronze
7 x 6 x 5 in.
$900 CAD


OH MARVELLOUS ME!
OH MARVELLOUS ME!
DT755
bronze
8 x 7 x 4 in.
$850 CAD


A LITTLE REST IS ALWAYS BEST
A LITTLE REST IS ALWAYS BEST
DT754
bronze
7 x 9 x 5 in.
$850 CAD


SONG OF THE NORTH
SONG OF THE NORTH
DT753
bronze
6.5 x 5 x 3.5 in.
$650 CAD


SOMEWHERE IN THE WILD
SOMEWHERE IN THE WILD
DT752
bronze
3 x 4 x 4 in.
$400 CAD


SPOOKED IN THE BUSH
SPOOKED IN THE BUSH
DT751
bronze
6 x 5 x 4 in.
$550 CAD


STAY CLOSE LITTLE ONES
STAY CLOSE LITTLE ONES
DT750
bronze
5 x 5 x 3 in.
$500 CAD


IMPACT ZONE
IMPACT ZONE
DT749
bronze
11 x 7 x 5.5 in.
$1,650 CAD


THE HAZARDS OF GOLF
THE HAZARDS OF GOLF
DT748
bronze
6 x 4 x 4 in.
$500 CAD


TOOLS OF THE TRADE
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
DT747
bronze
7 x 5 x 5 in.
$725 CAD


SUNDAY MORNING
SUNDAY MORNING
DT746
bronze
6 x 3.5 x 3.5 in.
$400 CAD


WRANGLIN' A ROUGH ONE
WRANGLIN' A ROUGH ONE
DT744
bronze
12 x 24 x 9 in.
$6,500 CAD


WHOA…EASY BOY
WHOA…EASY BOY
DT743
bronze
13 x 21 x 8 in.
$4,650 CAD


THE SEEKER
THE SEEKER
DT740
bronze
14 x 6 x 5 in.
$2,100 CAD


THE BUNK HOUSE
THE BUNK HOUSE
DT739
bronze
6 x 5 x 4 in.
$550 CAD


THE RIVERS GREAT BOUNTY
THE RIVERS GREAT BOUNTY
DT736
bronze
9 x 18 x 6 in.
$3,000 CAD


IN THE ROUGH
IN THE ROUGH
DT732
bronze
7 x 3 x 3 in.
$400 CAD


IN THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN
IN THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN
DT730
bronze
5 x 14 x 8 in.
$2,200 CAD


THE KID AND THE COLT
THE KID AND THE COLT
DT724
bronze
9 x 12 x 4 in.
$1,800 CAD


LEGEND OF THE GREAT PLAINS
LEGEND OF THE GREAT PLAINS
DT717
bronze
21 x 24 x 11 in.
$9,800 CAD


A SALUTE TO THE COWBOY
A SALUTE TO THE COWBOY
DT715
bronze
8.5 x 5 x 4.5 in.
$550 CAD


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Don Toney

"Art is my chance to create and celebrate that which is beautiful, noble or important to the human spirit.

It seems for as long as I can remember two things have dominated my thoughts, time and ambitions: horses and art. I was playing at both as a kid and I am still playing at them as an adult (the more things change the more they stay the same).

I grew up on a cattle ranch in the foothills of Pincher Creek, Alberta. We rode horses before we could walk and grew up with an appreciation for the people, the creatures, and the way of life that is our western heritage. These have been the inspiration of much of my art and life. My mother tells me that I wanted to do something artistic from the moment they put a pencil in my hand. Art has been so much a part of my life that I can't imagine life without it.

My career as a bronze artist began in 1979 when I was 25 years old. It was then that I learned the method of bronze casting and with a certain amount of trepidation and a healthy dose of ambition decided to make my living as a professional artist. With hard work, the support of my family, friends and art dealers, I have been fortunate to have my work collected by people and corporations from many walks of life.

Dad (Bob Toney) was always a great sportsman so he involved and enkindled an interest in sports in my brother, sister and myself. We skated, skied, fished and golfed from an early age. These activities have often been the subject matter of many of my sculptures and have found their way into many a sportsman's trophy case.

One of the great joys of my life is my daughter Sheena. She has become the subject of various sculptures. Sheena has from time to time requested or suggested that I do certain creatures or themes (commissions of the heart). All in all, my art is very autobiographical and my hope is that people will also find a little of themselves in viewing or owning my art.

My wife Verna, Sheena and I live in Southern Alberta. We have sixty acres where we keep our eight horses and a small herd of cattle. Two dogs and three cats round out the animals and all help make for a rich and full life.

I feel very honoured to be a part of other people's lives through my art. I sincerely hope that it brings them a measure of joy and happiness as they collect, receive or give gifts of various sculptures from the over 330 different limited editions bronzes including 3 life sized I have done thus far."

Born on November 10. Nationality is Canadian

Collections

Alberta Association of Chartered Accountants
Alberta Law Society
Bow Valley Industries
Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Club
First Ministers' Conference
Government of Alberta
The Alberta Energy Corporation
The Edmonton Journal

Commissions

The Calgary Stampede Wild Horse Trophy
Canadian Petroleum Association Presidential Award
Lethbridge Country Club Tournament Champion Award
Calgary Stampede World Championship Blacksmith Competition Trophy
Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Sculpture
SunLife Skate Canada
Saskatchewan Oilman of the Year Award
North American Endurance Rider Award
Region 17 All Arabian Horse Show Perpetual Trophy
Canadian Western Bank Collection and Awards
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame Alumni Award
Alberta Art Foundation Collection
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Purchase
Alberta Hunter Horse Society Awards
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Fort McLeod Highwood Auction Trophies
Hungarian Cultural Society, Life Sized Falcon, Lethbridge, AB
2010 "So Long, Charley", life-size bronze of Seabiscuit and jockey George Woolf, installed at the Remington Carriage Museum, Cardston, AB

Credits

2010 You Tube video
2010 CBC News
2010 Calgary Herald
2010 CTV News