Brad Teare built a successful career illustrating for publishers such as The New York Times and Random House where he did book covers for authors such as James Michener, Anne Tyler, and Alice Walker. In 1994 his aspiration of painting the Western landscape reasserted itself, and he moved to Providence, Utah, a small town in the Rocky Mountains.
Teare has been invited to many artist residencies including the Maynard Dixon Residency in Mount Carmel, Utah, and the Forbes Trinchera Residency in Southern Colorado. His work has been featured in magazines such as American Artist and Gulf Connoisseur (Dubai). His work has been included in shows such as the LA Art Show, the Springville Museum, the Door County Plein Air Festival, and the Forbes Galleries in New York City.