Blake Neubert was born in 1981 in Wyoming and graduated with a bachelors degree in Art Education before eventually moving to Colorado. Recognized at a young age for his contemporary and traditional western paintings, his work has been included in galleries and private collections across the globe. Although I find those works of Neuberts to be quite remarkable, the work of his that caught my attention is what he has done since - the dark, horrific, and comical portraits that reveal alternate personalities and true forms, as well as bloody and charred flesh and bone. Some of my favorite of his paintings are his scrape off paintings, where he reveals hidden truths in an underpainting of his with a simple blade. For my artist highlight I chose “Black Headed Demon (13)” (one of his dark demonic portraits), because I found these simple scorched nightmarish figures to have a freedom from pretense. They flaunt their frightening truths and often bring with them a dark humor. Check out all of Blake Neubert’s work via some of the links below.
As of October 2016, I intended to use this blog as an accompaniment to my Facebook page and Instagram page. On this blog I post information and updates about my work as well as once a month I highlighted an artist whose work I like (I stopped doing this when I opened my gallery www.GalleryBlueDoor.com). As of March 2017, I began posting a monthly Story Entry with an accompanying illustration of mine. In mid-2019 I took a break from this, but it will resume.