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Artist Blanche McAlister Harris


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Other Artists Say:


"Blanche's paintings show her ability to attain lovely harmony in colors. She has developed a delightfully free style of painting, very loose and painterly." ...  Connie Winters, eminent impressionist painter 
"I am following Blanche's art, and every time I see it, the quote from a favorite artist, Sergei Bongart, comes to mind, 'The best art amazes us because of what the artist left out, not because of what he or she put in'.  In art, the hardest skill to learn is to be simple. Blanche's art is a perfect example how it should be done."...   Miro Sinovcic, internationally acclaimed artist and illustrator 



Biography


Painting is quite simply a passion for American impressionist artist Blanche McAlister Harris. A nationally recognized and collected painter with an impressive and growing reputation, she has immersed herself in the study of oil painting, continually refining her own unique style of painting. She has studied oil painting as a protégé in an intensive program with internationally renowned plein air artist Kevin Macpherson for several years and is currently studying with the celebrated international artist Scott Christensen.  When she is not in her studio, the artist can usually be found painting "en plein air". Blanche draws inspiration for her paintings from her native southern landscape and from her travels, both in the United States and abroad.
 
The artist's work continues to receive critical acclaim, both nationally and regionally. Her painting Provençal Farm was selected for the 2013 Oil Painters of America National Juried Salon Show. Her painting Sunwashed Villa was juried into the prestigious American Impressionist Society's 2011 National Juried Exhibition and her painting Green Shutters was juried into the esteemed Oil Painters of America 2010 Eastern Regional Exhibition. Working with Twentieth Century Fox Studios, she provides paintings for film sets. Most currently, her paintings can be seen in Homeland, a psychological thriller airing on Showtime. She is a member of, and has exhibited with, many respected organizations including the Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society and Women Painters of the Southeast. In presenting an award in a recent juried exhibition, the juror stated that he "was able to see a remarkable sensitivity to color and a sensual use of paint". Blanche's paintings can be found in galleries throughout the United States.
 
In addition to painting, Blanche co-hosts a talk radio show titled "AMO Art Chat" which is a great resource for all artists. She has interviewed many of today's leading artists including Kevin Macpherson, Quang Ho, Scott Christensen, C.W. Mundy, David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw, discussing all aspects of [...]

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