Brian Asher has worked or day worked on some of Texas’ largest and most prestigious ranches, including the Four Sixes, Tongue River, Waggoner, and Masterson ranches.
He was raised near Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Richland High School in 1978. Although Brian has been drawing since he was young, it wasn’t until 1992 that he decided to take art more seriously. On days he isn’t working for area ranches, Brian draws and has limited edition prints made from his originals.
Brian’s art has won Best of Show at the WRCA Art Show and the Trappings of Texas Show in Alpine. His work has been featured in magazines such as America’s Horse, Western Horseman, Southern Living (Texas edition) and Livestock Weekly. Both he and his artwork also have been featured on Texas Country Reporter.
Brian still day-works and will sometimes carry his camera with him to take pictures and get ideas for future works. “I might take 1,000 pictures, and out of the 1,000 pictures I might find two I think might make a good drawing,” he says. “If it’s a major work, it usually takes 200 hours. I’ve put as much as 317 hours over a six-month period on one drawing.”
Brian resides near Snyder, Texas, with his wife, Karen, and their six children.
Visit his website at brianashercowboyartist.com