SCHEDULE + DETAILS
WHEN: September 3rd, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
WHERE: Briscoe Western Art Museum, Jack Guenther Pavilion (3rd Floor), 210 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205
This workshop is for all levels, including beginners. Watercolor kits, brushes, and paper will be provided -- please feel free to bring other supplies that you frequently use.
ABOUT Teal Blake
Teal Blake 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.
Teal has been painting professionally since 2005. He was predestined to become a western artist. He's always liked to show what makes the traditional West: cowboys not always clean-shaven, shirts not always creased, and horses with not always long manes.
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. Teal's portrayal of ranch life and the handful of people keeping it alive is an authentic journey. No models, no costumes, simply being fortunate enough to work and ride alongside his friends and muses, he is able to capture his material and inspiration first-hand.
In 2014, Teal's 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 been featured in such magazines as Western Horsemen, Western Art & Architecture, Southwest Art, Ranch & Reata, and The Cowboy Way.
In 2011, Teal created "We Pointed Them North," an art show held in Forth Worth celebrating the memories of Teddy "Blue" Abbott. Teal's work appeared on the cover of Big Bend Saddlery catalog in 2012 and 2013. His painting "Morning Gather" was used for the cover of Some Horses by Thomas McGuane.
Teal and his son, Luca, currently reside in Forth Worth, Texas.