bio paige and iOkay, here are the stats – some people like statistics 🙂  But you’ll learn a lot more about me on my other posts – what I like and don’t like, what makes me tick, what has influenced my career and how I have evolved and grown as an artist – and continue to grow – and how my experience can help you.  But in case you like statistics, here they are!


2014 Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award, Calgary Stampede

2009 and 2012  Best of Show Flatwork Calgary Stampede

2009  Artist’s Choice – Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Art Auction

2009  People’s Choice – Art of the West Show, Kamloops BC

2003 First Place (Acrylics Category) – Draft Horse Classic Art Show – Grass Valley, California

2003 Chosen favorite artist Best of the West Show – Pine Top, Arizona

2001 North American Horseman’s Association Equine Artist of Distinction award

1997 First Place (Animal Art Category) over 11,000 international entrants – Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition

1995  Best of Show – Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Art Auction



1994 – 1996, 2004 – 2015 Calgary Stampede Western Art Show

2013 Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2010-2011 The West is Best Show, Surrey, BC

2008 Peppertree Art Show, Santa Ynez, California

2003 Draft Horse Classic Art Show – Grass Valley, California

2003 Best of the West Show – Pine Top, Arizona

1998 C.M. Russell Art Show – Great Falls, Montana

1997, 1998 Northwest Invitational Miniature Show – Kirkland, Washington

1997, 1998 Western Art Association Annual Show – Ellensburg, Washington

1996 Horse in Motion Show, Kentucky Derby Museum – Louisville, Kentucky

1994 Prestige Gallery Original Art Showcase – Mississauga, Ontario

1991 American Academy of Equine Art Equifestival – Lexington, Kentucky



2013 – chosen to design and paint “Pulling Together”, the painting used for the 2014 Calgary Stampede Poster.  The original painting sold at auction for $125,000.00

2010, 2011,2012 and 2014 Ducks Unlimited National Print Program

2009  – “La Primera” Children’s Art Book written by Ian Tyson, featuring 13 Halvorson paintings.

2000 Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year for Alberta

1998 Designed the Silver Dollar for the Royal Canadian Mint, commemorating the 125th anniversary of the founding of the North West Mounted Police.

1984 Chosen to design and paint the Official Canadian Olympic Equestrian Poster for Los Angeles ’84