BLAKE CARTER | Drawings and Paintings


Blake Carter is an artist based in Tacoma, Washington. His mostly figurative work is an attempt to embrace dichotomies including realism and abstraction, control and accident, and “high-brow” and “low-brow” art.

Blake often focuses on subject matter that is commonly seen but overlooked, such as pedestrians, people doing yardwork, or crowds of scooters at a busy intersection in Taiwan. Things that might be just a backdrop to people’s everyday lives, but could fascinate a child looking out of a car or train window. Everyone has a story to tell, or at least a story for you to imagine.

Blake’s recent solo exhibitions include shows at the Swiss Pub and Bluebeard Coffee Roasters in Tacoma, the Pioneer Square Saloon in Seattle, and the Disco Bay Detour in Port Townsend, Washington.

Blake’s artwork and illustrations have been featured in the Taiwan News and Taipei Times newspapers, and in promotional materials for the San Francisco Symphony, the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Seattle-based Trio Pardalote, and the Darin Caine Hellhound Express blues trio. He has written about contemporary art for publications including Flash Art magazine, Taiwan Review, and the Taipei Times.

Inquiries about prices or commission fees can be made to blakecarter13 (“at” symbol) gmail (dot) com, or search Facebook for “Blake Carter Tacoma” and send a message. Find him on Instagram @blakethecarter.

All works by Blake Carter. May not be reproduced, copied, or used in any form without express consent by the artist.

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Good to know you and read what you do Blake. I am also familiar to South East Asia. Anand Bose from God’s Own Country, Kerala, India

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