About Buddy Le
Originally, from Coeur d'Alene, ID, Buddy and his wife Shawny were living in Southern California, when a very special person presented the idea of purchasing Coeur d'Alene Galleries. A very well-respected Western, Wildlife, and Sporting art gallery that was established in 1986 by Bob Drummond. Buddy's sales/marketing background was a perfect fit for the reputable gallery, and in 2004, Buddy and Shawny purchased the Coeur d'Alene Galleries from Mike Overby and the immersion began. Buddy immersed himself in the Western Art World by traveling to the major Western art auctions and major Western museum shows around the country and he read everything he could get his hands on regarding Western Art. Buddy quickly became an expert on collecting works by 19th and 20th century artists as well as today's leading contemporary Western & Wildlife artists.