fine art

“My goal is to create exquisite art.
I love big, bright, bold, and beautiful."
Victor Blakey
The Artist My goal is to create exquisite art. I love big, bright, bold, and beautiful.
Victor Blakey Artist

I believe if a painting makes me happy, it will make others happy. I am a native Texan, born in Houston and now reside in Dallas. I have a degree in Fine Art and a minor in Art History. Being a teacher, I was able to continue my art education after school and in the summers. Most of my art training has been in portraiture. Those skills were easily transferable to painting almost any subject. To accomplish certain tone and ambiance, I use many techniques employed by the old masters by developing an under painting that sets the stage to achieve the color and light that represents each image. My greatest dream is to paint beautiful art.

I am inspired by the beauty around me; the rolling hills of central Texas; the animals I see grazing on those hillsides; the wild flowers along the highways; and the odd wildlife in the nature parks such as a llama that is wondering how he got to Texas. I pour through countless books, magazines, and the web looking for images that are not common to my area.

Recent Accomplishments & Events

Museum Of Western Art -- Artist of the Month, July, 2019
"Museum Of Western Art -- Artist of the Month, July, 2019

Victor is excited to announce that he has been chosen for Artist of the Month for July, 2019, at the Museum of Western Art located in Kerrville, TX. The Museum of Western Art is dedicated to excellence in the collection, preservation, and promotion of Western Heritage and the education and cultural enrichment of our diverse audiences. The museum will display 13 of Victor's original paintings for the 30 day period and Victor will provide a presentation at the museum describing his paintings and his process, at 5 to 7:30pm, July 18, 2019. We hope you will attend.

2019 NOAPS Best of America Small Paintings National Exhibition
NOAPS "Best of America" Small Paintings National Exhibition

Victor's painting Dusty, has been selected by the jurors for the NOAPS "Best of America" Small Paintings National Exhibition presented by the RS Hanna Gallery in Fredricksburg, Texas March 1st - April 6th, 2019. Plan to attend! Juried from hundreds of artist entries to these 126 artists, this small works show offers exceptional work.

Victor Blakey - Dusty

Victor Blakey, Dusty

34th Annual Bosque Art Classic
2019 Hold Your Horses Invitational Exhibition and Sale

Victor will participate in the Bosque Art Classic, an annual juried and judged art show and sale hosted by the BAC Art Council. Over the years, it has become a national show which includes entries from international artists as well. The show is currently in its 34th year. It is open to all artists who create realistic/representational art.

2019 Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show
38th Annual Western Art Show and Sale

Victor has been invited to the 38th Annual Western Art Show and Sale. The Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale is one of the most respected and prestigious western art exhibitions in the Rocky Mountain Region. A visit to Cheyenne Frontier Days wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Old West Museum to see and experience the outstanding works of art on display.

2019 Hold Your Horses Invitational Exhibition and Sale
2019 Hold Your Horses Invitational Exhibition and Sale

Victor has been selected to participate in the 2019 Phippen Museum's Hold Your Horses Invitational Exhibition and Sale in the Marley Gallery, August 3rd through September 22nd, 2019. Horse lovers, art enthusiasts and Western art collectors alike will be enthralled with the popular, annual exhibition and sale, Hold Your Horses! In tribute to the horse, that powerful, loyal and hardworking companion of all mankind, and in the same tradition as classic Western artists of the past, this very special invitational exhibition and sale offers artwork focused entirely on the horse. Museum members FREE and Guests $12 each.

 Winner of the Arrowhead Award
Winner of the Arrowhead Award

Victor's painting She's All Business, won the Arrowhead Award at the 33rd Annual American Plains Artists Juried Show at Fort Concho, San Angelo, TX. The painting sold after the show.

Victor Blakey - She's All Business

Victor Blakey, She's All Business

 Winner of the First TrueArt American Plains Award
Winner of the First TrueArt American Plains Award

Victor's painting Still Riding, won the first TrueArt American Plains Award at the American Plains Artists Annual Juried Show at Fort Concho, San Angelo, TX. The painting sold immediately after the show.

Victor Blakey - Still Riding

Victor Blakey, Still Riding

Victor Blakey - Wildlife Art

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Wildlife

I grew up in Texas where everything is bigger than life. Watching from the back seat of my family's station wagon, I watched the animals grazing on the hillsides as my father drove through his favorite place on earth, the Hill Country of Texas. Weather it is a whitetail deer racing across the highway or a lion lurking in the bush of Africa, it will find itself on a canvas before me.

Western Art

A degree in fine art from Texas State University and a decade studying portraiture, has brought me back to my passion for Native Americans. My first trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico when I was in high school stirred the original admiration for these people and their culture. I am not a historian, but I want to keep alive the memory of this important chapter of our past. When I start a new painting of a Native American, it is difficult to separate the real from the myth that perpetuates the fighting spirit of these brave people. I want to depict the remarkable strength in each feature in the face and the conflict they must be experiencing.

Flowers

I was walking through the Dallas Arboretum with my mother when she told me about her country home where she grew up. She told me how wild flowers bloomed around the door and how green the underbrush was in the spring. She asked me if I could paint some wildflowers for her. I said, of course. I love the bright, the bold and the beauty that emerges from every painting.

Portraits

Create an everlasting memory to cherish for generations to come. Capture that precious face in a unique and brilliant format.



Crazy Horse, Oil on Canvas -- 24 x 18Victor Blakey, Crazy Horse, Oil on Canvas -- 24 x 18
Rampage, Oil on Ampersand, 40 x 30Victor Blakey, Rampage, Oil on Ampersand, 40 x 30