Cal Peacock is an internationally renowned artist, grandmother, "Alligator Cowgirl", Faerie Huntress, ceremonialist, teacher and activist, who's been painting her entire life. Yes, Peacock is her real name. Peacock Texas was named after her grandfather, Brack Peacock. Classically trained by private tutors and college classes, she's explored many mediums for her artistic expression from printmaking, portrait and landscape painting to welding and graphic design. Her work is sought by collectors and has shown in such prestigious venues as the Smithsonian. Best known for her painted tin "Medicine Horses", she also paints on canvas, outdoor steel sculptures and multi-dimensional shrines.
As one of the contributors to Trail of The Painted Ponies, Her horse sold at auction for $24,500.00 and all the money went to Health Care for The Homeless. Her line of greeting cards also provides a percentage of proceeds to homeless shelters.
Upon moving to to Santa Fe, NM in 1980, she became inspired by folk art. Soon she had a production company with over a hundred items in the line and serving 150 galleries, museums and gift stores around the world. With a crew of ten employees she quickly established herself as one of the leading artists in her field. Her work has been compared to, if not inspired by 16th Century French Carnival Art, and has been featured in many magazines, books and television specials.
After 30 years of production Cal turned the production company over to her son Austin and took a "walk about". She tried out some various other career paths. She became a permaculture teacher, a documentary film producer, owned a horseback riding stable and started a program called Grandma's Farm; where she taught children horsemanship as well as environmental education, art and wilderness skills. Immersed in ceremony, tracing her Celtic/Cherokee ancestry, she began leading Rites of Passage and conducting Wilderness Horse Camping Workshops.
Coming full circle she is now returning to producing art as her mainstay. She believes that art at it's worst is a money driven craft and at it's best is the expression of one's personal devotion, nature's therapy, a God given right to all. Her joy is to teach others to break through their blocks and free their creative spirit.
One theme is consistent in all her work; Cal Peacock's art is intended to inspire.