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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.