Raised on the Alberta prairies, Ben Crane's involvement in the western way of life runs deep.
This accomplished artist, recognized both sides of the border, is a founding member of Cowboy Cartoonists International
and a standard at western festivals and art shows all across western North America including the Calgary Stampede,
National Cowboy Hall of Fame, the NFR and CFR at Las Vegas and Edmonton, 3-month exhibits at the C.M. Russell Museum in
Great Falls and the George Phippen Museum in Prescott.
Ben has won numerous medals and buckles from these CCI shows as well as the Academy of Western Artists 1999
Cartoonist of The Year. His art has graced a plethora of Leanin’ Tree greeting cards, many books and magazines, private collections
both on the continent and overseas, and on his mother’s fridge. In addition to his art career, Ben also owns and operates a recording studio and travels the road as a singer/songwriter concert performer. He lives with his wife Sharmon and two daughters Stephanie and Jessica on the family cow-calf operation in west central Alberta overlooking 150 miles of the blue Canadian Rockies. Ben is a member of the Cowboy Cartoonists International, the Academy of Western Artists, and has been published by Leanin' Tree, JQ Outdoors,
Western Horseman Magazine, Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine and Spur-Of-The-Moment.