Artist Brian Blood
The Artist Says:
"My favorite subjects are scenes from Northern California. I have a connection with the sea, especially around the Monterey area and Point Lobos. I grew up around boats. When I was a boy, my father and I would build and fix boats during the New England winters. Now, I can't imagine a life without being able to paint. I am blessed with the confidence and guidance that creating art is what I will be doing for the rest of my life."
Brian Blood, a resident of Pebble Beach, California, is widely recognized as one of California’s most important plein air impressionist artists. Married to award winning artist, Laurie Kersey, www.lauriekersey.com they live their childhood dreams.He began his professional life as a graphic artist and art director in Boston, Massachusetts. Although Blood's career was successful, he was frustrated personally and realized he wanted to be a fine-art painter. A leap across the continent to California took him to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco for both undergraduate and graduate studies. Blood and Kersey were both later instructors at the Academy of Art University for 12 years.
From the 1990s, Brian Blood has been painting full time as well as conducting landscape painting classes at his alma mater. He also conducts ongoing workshops in his studio, and surrounding areas of Pebble Beach, California.Primarily a plein-air painter, Blood creates hundreds of studies directly from nature, observing the ever changing light of day. He then takes his studies and supporting reference photos back to one of his two studios, either in San Francisco or Pacific Grove, to paint. He uses these studies as the basis for his larger scale works.Blood has had his work featured in articles in Southwest Art Magazine (May 2002, and March 2005); Art of The West Magazine (March/April 2004); American Artist Magazine (January 2004); Plein Air Magazine (December 2005); and The Central Coast Journal (October 2005); to name a few.Recent Awards2012 American Art Collector Award of Excellence- 101st California Art Clubs Gold Medal Exhibition2012 Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence, Carmel Art Festival2010,11 Best Local Artis, Carmel Art Festival2009 Best of Show Award, Fine Art Studio Online Art Competition, October2009 Carmel Art Festival "Best of Show"2008 Carmel Art Festival "People's Choice" & "Artist's Choice" Award2007 California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition, [...]
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