*Jason Rich

*Jason Rich

“Every painting starts with the horse for me—the way the light catches its gesture and movement.” It’s no wonder, since western artist Jason Rich grew up riding, training and drawing horses on a small farm in southern Idaho. Jason’s interest in art was fostered at a young age, which led him to study art at Utah State University where he received bachelor and master of fine art degrees. Upon completing his education, Jason dedicated himself to pursuing art full time and quickly established himself in the art market.

In 2007 he was chosen as the featured cowboy artist at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for their “National Day of the American Cowboy” event celebrating the 100th birthday of John Wayne. Jason was accepted into the “Cowboy Artists of America” (CAA) organization in 2011 and received the Silver Medal in oil painting two years in a row at their annual show. In the CA 50th Anniversary show in 2015 he won "The Stetson Award: Best Overall Exhibition," chosen by Active CA Members. In 2014, Jason was chosen as “Western Artist of the Year” by the Academy of Western Artists, and his authentic cowboy images have made him a favorite choice as poster artist for numerous Western events.

To get inspiration and reference for his work, Jason rides alongside cowboys working the corrals or packing through the mountains. Living in the mountains of northern Utah with his wife and three children, Jason feels he is living his dream.