A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Todd has lived and painted in Montana for most of his professional career. His love of the outdoors grew from a childhood spent camping, hunting and fishing. At the age of twelve he started painting in pastels and oils. His subject matter ranged from landscapes to fish, wildlife and western themes.
After high school, Todd took time off from painting and joined the Navy where he served as a Navy SEAL in Coronado, California, and overseas. After the Navy he traveled the country visiting historical sites and National Parks where his love of history and the outdoors came together with his desire to pick up the paintbrush once again.
Todd received a BFA in illustration from the acclaimed Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1997. After graduation, he worked as a color-board painter for the Universal Studios Japan theme park project. In 1999, Todd made the move to Montana, painting full time, where he has met with much success. A near sell out show of his classic western and pioneer era paintings in Bozeman in 2000 set his career in motion and he never looked back.
Todd’s classic western paintings are featured annually in the C.M. Russell Museum Exhibition and Sale where he is a member of the prestigious Russell Skull Society of Artists. His work has a prominent place in The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming and in many private collections.