Rick Blake

Raised in Huntington Beach, Ca

Lives in Huntington Beach, CA


Rick is interested in ocean related art as well as the people and characters connected to this environment. Influences are Winslow Homer, Toulouse Lautrec, Rockwell Kent, John Severson, Howard Pyle and Hardie Gramatky



1998 - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting - Cal State University Long Beach

2007- Art Education Teaching Credential - Cal State University Long Beach


Grants & Awards 

2012 - Teacher of the Year-Orange Unified School District

2013 - Exemplary Visual Arts Program- California Arts Education Association

2015- Middle School Art Educator for the State of California- CAEA

Exhibitions & Festivals

2007 - Surf Shop Gallery-Newport Beach-Dave Hobrecht/Joe Curren

2002 -2014 Sunset Beach Art Festival

2010-Studio 109 Art Show- Huntington Beach

2010 - Huntington Beach International Surf Museum -solo show

2013- Schooner Art and Music Festival-organizer and artist-Sunset Beach

2013-2015- Ocean Stoke-Costa Mesa

2014- Surfrider Art Benefit- DAX Gallery- Costa Mesa

2019-Misfit Gallery group show-La Jolla



2001-Happy Magazine-Artist Profile

2012-2015 HB Culture Magazine-Artist Profile

2015 - Ghetto Juice article