Old Glory at Half Dome~~~~ In the foothills of the Ozarks, Ted Blaylock grew up in the St. Louis, Mo. area. During his early adult life, Blaylock held a variety of tough jobs. His leisure time was spent developing his talent to draw and paint. Basically self-taught, Blaylock's art has enhanced collectors' walls in many different states and abroad. His national reputation in the art world is greatly respected.