Coye Conner is a life long resident of Texas, born in 1946. He attended Baylor University and Baylor School of Law, beginning his litigation practice in 1970. He is a nationally recognized and acclaimed, attorney, author and speaker. He specializes in mediation and arbitration. In 2012 he was involved in a head-on collision at 75 mph. As part of his rehabilitation program, he walked his Texas Hill Country exotic game ranch daily, collecting shed antlers and dried sun bleached bones left by his exotic deer herd. He began working with the dried pelvic bones, as they resembled a natural mask. Over the years since, he has progressed from working with various colors of spray paint, to acrylic paint highlights, and now to acrylic paint pours, adding various treatments and adornments to his dry bone art–MYSTIC MASKS. Mask making is his “get-a-way” relaxation from his high pressure mediation and arbitration law practice. He is a Christian and thanks God for the blessing and gift of his unique, one of a kind creative art.
Coye Conner is a Texas artist, who works with dried, sun bleached animal bones and shed deer, elk and other various antlers, in acrylics and mixed media in his 800 + square foot studio, located in his working cattle ranch, 20 miles south of Tyler, Texas. He creates his art with paint, sprays, acrylics and alcohol. Each piece is unique and has many layers and processes involved to achieve the final look. He is constantly trying new techniques and working with multiple mediums of paints, textures and tools. His unique style is driven by inspiration from the culture of the Native American Indian, music played in his studio, and his down to earth bare footed work ethic. He creates his art at his ranch studio, where he produces what he envisions for each piece. Coye loves art so much, he is known for waking at 3 or 4 a.m., thinking of a new idea for his art and entering studio in the early morning hours to place his vision into reality. He donates some of his art to charities for auction, raising funds to meet the needs of “at risk” and underprivileged children. He has only recently begun to market his art for others to enjoy. In searching the world wide web, it appears no one else in the world is creating the art that Coye produces. Truly UNIQUE, giving PURPOSE TO RE-PURPOSE.