Karl Musgrove was born and raised on a cattle ranch in Montana. When Karl was sixteen he and his family moved to Upper Cache Creek, near Fort St. John in the beautiful Peace River country, where they continue to ranch today. As a young boy Karl
showedan aptitude for colour, shape, and composition. He honed his skills in the evenings, along with his siblings, at their parent’s sides. In his late teens he took formal art training through the Art Instruction School of Minneapolis on a f
our year correspondence course. Karl then had the foundation to try other artistic mediums. In the past he has
Karl retired early from ranching due to a large stroke which left him partially blind in both eyes, paralyzed his dominant right arm, and caused a loss of speech. With a lot of effort and passion Karl switched to painting with his left hand and continues to do artwork on a daily basis. He still lives on the ranch and paints western and wildlife themes that are inspired from both his present-day ranch life and having a life time of experiences. Cowboys, natives, and the animals that populate western North America are expressed in a beautiful palette of colours. He is greatly encouraged and supported by his immediate and extended family members.modeled with clay and carved in moose antlers and wood. He continues to work with pencil and pastel and enjoys doing cartoons. Today, he mostly works with oils on canvas.