Featured Artist

Teal Blake

About the Artist

Gallery

Teal Blake
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Represented by

Featured Galleries:
Simpson Gallagher Gallery

Legacy Gallery
7 Main Street, #102
Bozeman, Montana 59715

(406) 577-2810
Big Horn Gallery

Bighorn Gallery
1167 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, Wyoming 82414

(307) 527-7587
Maxwell Alexander Gallery

Maxwell Alexander Gallery
Los Angeles, CA 78624

(310) 839-9242


Profile

Teal Blake was born in 1978 and grew up in Montana on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains surrounded by ranching country. Growing up in his father’s studio looking at C.M. Russell paintings and reading Will James books inspired him to pick up a pencil and start capturing his own visions of cowboys and the American West. Predestined to become a western artist, Teal has been painting professionally since 2005.

He has always enjoyed showing what makes the traditional West: cowboys not always clean shaven, shirts not always creased, and their horses’ manes not always long. Blake’s portrayal of ranch life and the handful of people keeping it alive is an authentic one. No models, no costumes. He has simply been fortunate enough to work and ride alongside his friends and muses, so he is able to capture his material and inspiration first-hand. Teal's love for the tradition of ranching and cowboying is unparalleled. Up before dawn gathering the cavvy, camping out on the wagon for weeks on end and playing cards with the crew during a rainstorm is where he wants to be.

In 2011 Teal created “We Pointed Them North,” an art show held in Fort Worth, Texas celebrating the memoirs of Teddy “Blue” Abbott. Blake’s work appeared on the cover of the Big Bend Saddlery catalogue in 2012 and 2013. His painting “Morning Gather” was used for the cover of “Some Horses” by Thomas McGuane.

By 2014 his labor, talent and accomplishments earned him an invitation into the renowned Cowboy Artists of America organization. He has also been honored with several awards, including the Joe Beeler CAA Foundation Award and 1st Place Watercolor at the Phippen Museum. He has has been featured in such magazines as Western Horseman, Western Art & Architecture, Southwest Art, Ranch & Reata and The Cowboy Way.

Teal and his son Luca currently reside in Fort Worth, Texas.


For inquiries, please contact the galleries listed above or email Teal from his website.


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