Buckeye Blake’s experience as a working cowboy gave him firsthand knowledge of western subjects. His great-grandfather was a pioneer breeder of quarter horses, and Blake grew up traveling the rodeo circuit with his father. His paintings and bronzes exhibit a fanciful, graphic style mixed with a taste for pop culture interpretations of western figures. Blake is an eclectic artist who has created labels, posters, silk scarves, furniture, posters, and china. In 2019, Blake was commissioned to create 2 12 foot bronzes for the Dickies Arena in Forth Worth, Texas. Blake lives in Texas with his wife, Tona, where they raise quarter horses. Blake was Honored Artist at the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale in 2012.