Little did Mike Munsey know, back in 1980, when a friend presented him with a small piece of western art for his Billings Restaurant, The Rex, that he would become an art patron. But something about that painting by Missoula artist Larry Pirnie resonated with him. Two years later, when he decided to remodel his Missoula Restaurant, The Depot, into a classic western steakhouse, Munsey wanted to decorate with western art, and his mind turned to that painting. Its artist lived in Missoula and his work focused on the old west, which made Pirnie a perfect fit for the remodeled dining room. Munsey commissioned Pirnie for six paintings, and the two worked together on the project, with the artist fashioning each piece for a particular spot on the dining room walls.