Having grown up and living in Cody, Wyoming, Ty Barhaug has a deep appreciation for the forests and wildlife that surround him. "Every day provides me with another opportunity to observe the magnificence of this earth we call home." Barhaug studied with Cowboy Artist Robert Pummill at the Cowboy Artist Museum in Kerrville, Texas and with watercolorist Gary Fitzler in Jackson, Wyoming.
Barhaug has won numerous awards at prestigious art shows such as the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale where he is four-time winner of the Jurors' Choice Award and, in 1999, winner of the People's Choice Award, as well as the C.M. Russell Auction where he was winner of the 1999 Ralph "Tuffy" Berg Award. Barhaug has been featured in several magazines, including Art of the West, Southwest Art, and American Cowboy.