2008 Honored Artist
M.C. Poulsen was greatly inspired by his submersion in the fine
arts as young boy when his mother would leave him at the Akron Art
Institute while she worked at a nearby coffee shop. At age ten,
Poulsen’s father bought a 15,500 acre dude ranch near Cody,
Wyoming, where Poulsen took to ranching and outfitting like an old
hand. Once he tasted life in the west he never went back to Ohio.
“It was like returning to my origin”, he says. Poulsen
has participated in museum shows across the country and painted
portrait commissions from the Pentagon to the Johns Hopkins Hospital.