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Looped and Ready

14.5" x 11" graphite

Donkey 2

17.5" x 11"' graphite

Deep Thoughts

12" x 15" graphite

Howard Halbert was born and raised in North Central Texas, and early on developed an interest in portraying horses, cattle, and everyday occurences of the west, in pencil. Eventually Howard became a partner with his father Shorty in a large ranching operation, which kept him away from his art for many years.

A few years ago, Howard picked up a pencil and began to pursue his dream of becoming a professional artist. "I believe my passion and love of horses and the western way of life show in my work. I thank God for this gift which allows me to share with others what I truly enjoy." Halbert credits Texas artist George Hallmark for recognizing his talent and encouraging him to pursue his calling.

Howard currently resides in Cleburne, Texas where he is an active supporter of the Johnson County Children's Advocacy Center, which hosts the annual "COWBOYS FOR KIDS" benefit. Halbert's work can be found in numerous private collections and his originals are represented in Oklahoma City by The Howell Gallery as well as in Santa Fe, New Mexico.