Hochstetler is a sculptor of unusual animals and botanical subjects. His repertoire of work revolves around reptile, amphibian, insect, marine life, and the occasional mammal. He spent his childhood in the forests, fields, and wetlands studying the natural world around him. Tony currently lives in Colorado where he continues to seek out and research unique subjects. Hochstetler has been featured in many publications and books including Masterworks of American Sculpture and Reptiles & Amphibians in Contemporary Art. He has also earned multiple awards for his artwork including two Awards of Merit from the Society of Animal Artists. His work resides in numerous museums, zoological gardens, and city collections as well as important private collections. He has had several one-man shows and participated in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the country. He is a member of the National Sculpture Society, and a Signature member of the Society of Animal Artists.