Steve C. LaRance

I grew up in a small town along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front. My father was a Metis cowboy who was a roper, ranch hand, and barber. My mother was an English woman who enjoyed music and art. I am an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana.

Country life surrounded me with wide open spaces, farms and ranches, rodeos, beer, and two-lane roads. As a teenager I was heavily influenced by hot rods, motorcycles and rock n’ roll. I studied Engineering and Design at Montana State University and earned a BFA from The University of Montana. In 1975 I opened my own graphic design business, which eventually led to serving as Director of Corporate Image for an international group of industrial companies until retiring to continue making art.



Dana Gallery
246 N Higgins Ave.
Missoula, MT 59802