Buckeye Blake’s experience as a working cowboy gave him firsthand knowledge of Western subjects. His paintings exhibit a fanciful, graphic style mixed with a taste for pop culture interpretations of Western figures, especially cowboy and cowgirl iconography. He approaches traditional themes with humor, strong sense of design and a sunny palette, all of which give his work a lighthearted flavor.
Buckeye has said his work combines "fine art with decorative style… to create an era, a nostalgia so the image can evoke memories of a simple time." He has also done silk scarves, album covers, furniture, dinnerware, clothing and travel canvas bags. His posters are colorful and can be seen in most Western galleries.
Buckeye has numerous pieces in collections across the country, has appeared on covers of several magazines and was artist of the year at the Buffalo Bill show 2012.
He has been written up in Western Art and Architecture, Dallas magazine, Western Horseman, Southwest Art and Art of the West. Buckeye shows in Big Horn Gallery in Cody, Wyoming and will be showing at Prescott, Briscoe and Buffalo Bill museums.
The Drover's Dream
Pen, Ink & Watercolor
12" x 13"