in the foothills of the Ozarks, Ted Blaylock grew up in the St. Louis,
Mo. area. During his early adult life, Blaylock held a variety of
tough jobs, all far removed from the art world. However, throughout
this period one common thread remained: the love of art. Regardless
of the job, his leisure time was spent developing his talent to draw and
paint. Basically self-taught, Blaylock set out for a full time career
in 1965 and opened his own art studio and gallery in Collinsville, Illinois
in 1969. In 1972, the Blaylocks headed west to Arizona to exhibit
and further his art career. For the past thirty years, Blaylock's
art has enhanced collectors' walls in many different states and abroad.
His national reputation in the art world is greatly respected.
His art has been published worldwide and he supports such worthy conservation
organizations as Ducks Unlimited, National
Forever and many others. Blaylock Art was selected for the 1990-91
Arizona Duck Stamp and Arizona Lifetime Trout Stamp in 1994. His
print of a South Bald Eagle family in the Salt River Canyon has helped
raise funds for the Arizona Nest Watch Program. He was selected to
show with the top one hundred Arts for the National Parks and Birds in
Art, at Leight Yawkey Woodson Museum. He also has a painting on permanent
display in the Leanin Tree Museum of Western Art. These are a few
of the many milestones of his career. His prints are found worldwide
with many sold out editions to his credit, and with originals in many of
the finest collections in the country.
I paint and sculpt subjects that I really enjoy. I try to study my
subject and setting so as to relay that personal moment of creating to
the viewer. I thank the Lord for the talent he has given me, and
have yet to wake up thinking of my art as a job.