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Brian Blood  Monterey, CA

'Colors of Pt. Lobos'
Oil on Canvas
'Blue Fish Cove, Pt. Lobos'
Oil on Canvas

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About Brian

Monterey artist Brian Blood has been creating artwork for the past 25 years. First working as a Layout and Design Artist for local advertising agencies and newspapers in his hometown of Boston, MA, later operating his own publishing company, then becoming a successful Illustrator and graphic artist. But it just wasn’t quite enough. Relocating to San Francisco and teaching for more than a decade in the Fine Art Department at the Academy of Art University was an exciting experience. All his earlier experiences had provided him the confidence and opportunity to focus solely on Fine Art and Brian’s work has been aggressively collected ever since. Now retired from teaching at his Alma mater, Brian enjoys conducting his own Plein Air Painting workshops in and around beautiful Central California.

Frequently painting outdoors, creating small studies of his subjects and shooting photo reference is only a small portion of his creative process. In his studio Brian will compose his larger, more ambitious gallery works from these reference materials, allowing his trained eye to survey and incorporate the balance needed for a successful painting.

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"Lovely and captivating paintings"

"Its good to see a local artist picked for artistday. I'v been enjoying your paintings for some time. your an inspiration to the community."


"Very nice work looks like a early CA works of art."

"excellent work"

"Beautiful light!!!!!!!!!"

"Well done!"

"Sir, I bow to your water, rocks & trees. Your use of color speaks to me. I am in love with your work and your eye. Your portfolio is emotionally uplifting. I can see those places, breathe the fresh air, feel the wind on my face and hear the waves break...or the birds sing! Your ability to convey natural light is spectacular. Puts me in mind of Parrish. In Tonal Eucalyptus I saw a beautiful image and felt the mood. I smiled as I remembered the color shift of our family Ektachromes! Everything is exceptional. B.B, you are just "plein air" terrific! TYJ"

"Your work IS that coastal area - beauty, peace, spirituality and Lupin everywhere! Love it."

"Beautiful work....If anyone is in the area be sure and visit Pt. Lobos... Ron"

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