T.D. Kelsey grew up on a ranch near Bozeman, Montana, and married his high school sweetheart, Sid, in 1964. He rodeoed for many years in rough stock events and team roping. Presently, T.D. trains and shows his own cutting horses. He worked as a commercial pilot for United Airlines until 1979, when he resigned to devote full time to his art.
Kelsey’s work is found in private and public collections worldwide. He is a member of the National Sculpture Society and was honored with a one-man show at the Thomas Gilcrease Museum and the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum. His piece “Texas Gold” is in the historic Stockyards area of Fort Worth. He has also received corporate commissions for monumental and garden-size pieces.