Howard Halbert was born and raised in North Central Texas, and early on developed an interest in portraying the horses, cattle and everyday occurrences of the west, in pencil. Eventually, Howard became a partner 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.
Halbert has participated in many Art and Museum Shows across the country including Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne Wyoming and The Small Works Great Wonders at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK. where his piece titled “Full Attention” won the prestigious Volunteer’s Choice Award in 2016, his first year in the show.
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 by McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico.