Asa grew up in southern New Mexico. At a very young age he developed a passion for art and the great outdoors. Influenced by his mother and grandmother, both artists, he decided to give art a shot. Asa was twelve years old the first time he used oils. After a very discouraging start, he decided to give it a rest. It wasn't until one summer day, when it was too hot to go outside, that he decided to try again. Asa says that he knew how it was supposed to look, but he couldn't get the picture from his mind, through the brush, and onto the canvas. One thing was happening, though. He was having fun. Years passed. At fifteen Asa still had the crazy idea that he was going to be an artist. 'I needed help,' Asa said. 'I wanted to get it right! I prayed to God for a mentor.' Asa got just that. He received a card from his mother on his birthday; it had a painting on the front by a man named Mark Keathley. Asa was more inspired than ever. He sent the artist a message; the artist was more than happy to critique his art. Mark believed Asa had what it took to become an artist but would have to be willing to be pushed. Six years have passed. With admirers of his art growing daily, he continues to push the boundaries with his painting. This is what he has to say: 'I don't take any credit for myself. God is the true artist; I'm just trying to get people to slow down and see what He has already done. I am nowhere near done learning; we will never stop learning. I'm just humbled to be able to express the essence of God's glorious creation.