Buffalo Boys was founded in 2017 by Steve Leonardi and Michael Ward. We met as members of Art Expressions Gallery on South 6th Street in Custer, South Dakota.
Steve Leonardi is a nationally renown artist and printmaker. For over 40 years, Steve has been drawing and painting wildlife employing a variety of media including watercolor and acrylic. He now calls Custer is home, having migrated from Western Pennsylvania.
Mike Ward has embraced black and white photography and printmaking. He employs specialized inks and printers to eke out the best tonality and detail in a print, and enjoys printing using classic methods such as Platinum and Palladium, Van Dyke Brown, and Cyanotype. Originally from Virginia, he moved to Black Hills after his time in the Marine Corps.