Born in the foothills of the Ozarks, Ted Blaylock grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. Despite a difficult childhood, Ted spent his free time developing his talent to draw and write. Largely self-taught, Blaylock opened his own art Studio and gallery in Collinsville, Illinois in 1969. In 1972, Blaylock headed West to Arizona to continue displaying his art work. Over the past thirty years, Blaylock's paintings have been adding to the walls of collectors in various States and abroad.