Chad studied at Utah State University directed by Glen Edwards and graduated with
a bachelor’s in Fine Art/ Illustration. Chad continues to study the classical tradition
of Master impressionists and renaissance period work.
In 2018 a life long dream was achieved when Chad was inducted into the Cowboy
Artists of America. He has been profiled in Sporting Classics, Art of the West,
Western Art Collector, and Southwest Art Magazine. Chad is a member of the C.M.
Russell Museum’s Skull Society of Artists. Chad exhibits in the Charlie Russell
Museum, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Scottsdale Art Auction, and Jackson
Hole art Auction. Chad also supports many local art clubs and conservation efforts
in his region.
As an avid sportsman and conservationist, Poppleton spends as much time in the
field as he does at the easel. His paintings are a reflection of his love for the animals,
wilderness areas, and the great outdoors.