Audrey Caylor Aka "Bar Ditch Artist"

Artist Bio 

Audrey Caylor is a contemporary wildlife and western artist. She has been a member of the American Impressionist Society, the National Oil and Acrylic Society, A Cowgirl Artist of America, the Lake Granbury Art Association, the Cross Timbers Fine Art Council.  Her medium of choice are Oil and Acrylic, Artist Audrey Caylor is a native Texan. Her and her husband bought a ranch in Lingleville, Tx in 2017 where they raise registered Brahman and commercial angus cattle. Her studio view of the Texas Hill Country is often her inspiration for her work. She resides in the “Cowboy Capital of the World” which makes the western art world an important reflection on collections of her work.

Her interest in art started as a young child while being surrounded with family that had careers in the fine arts. Her grandfather Herschel E Davis was an award-winning national sculptor and Grandmother, Irene Davis, was an award winning National Watercolor artist. In addition, Audrey Caylor’s mother and sister are both artists. Audrey found her weekends as a child running around art shows and summers filled with the duties of the cleaning her grandmother’s brush water for her while she taught watercolor class in Arlington, TX. Art was her heritage and became her passion.

Audrey Caylor attended art classes at her university and finished with a BBA. In 2016 she sold her company in Granbury Tx. Which opened a life changing opportunity for her and her husband to leave the hustle and bustle of the city and buy a ranch in North Central Texas where she began passionately painting, researching animals, and photographing wildlife.

Her work continues to gain recognition as she started entering juried show just in 2021. Audrey Caylor’s art has received awards and acceptance in national recognized shows such at the Bosque Art Classic in 2022.


Artist Statement

"The Bar Ditch Artist"

The purpose of my work is to capture the feeling or the spirit of the animal with a simple glance. I’m driven by understanding wildlife’s natural beauty and how the simplicity of one brush stoke can depict that.
I can often be found in a bar ditch in Texas, photographing my next subject on the other side of the barbed wire fence or climbing down a cliff in New Mexico. I am passionate about painting animals in a bold brush style, while also betraying the softer side of wildlife.

My art is continuously evolving after my travels and research. I thrive on excelling, research and understanding the history of the master artist while adding my own style. Every painting I paint teaches me something, either about art or the animal, and what a gift both can be. My goal for myself and my students are to make a breath-taking piece of art.


Artist Exhibits and Solo Shows

Bosque Art Classic -2022

Breckenridge Fine Art Exhibit-2022

NAOPS Associate Member Exhibition-2021

LGAA Membership Show, Award of Merit-2021, Best of Show -2022

5 Blondes Group Art Show Exhibit-2021

Spirit of the West Juried Art Exhibition-2021, 2022 Award of Merit

CTFAC Solo Exhibition-2021

LGAA The Fall Show Juried Art Exhibition, Award of Excellence-2021, 2022

Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibition-2022, 2023

Splash of Red Art Show-2022

Big Art Exhibit-Barron’s Creek-2022

50 years of Art Show-2022

Rio Brazos Juried Art Exhibition-2022

CTFAC- Patron of The Year-2022

Stoney Creek Art Exhibit-2022

Peach Festival Art Show -Second Place On Canvas -2023

Graham Art Guild -First Place Oil-2023

The Fall Art Show Juried Exhibition-2023