Art Blom

Air Force 1965-1969

Art Blom, born and raised in Idaho, received a BFA from Boise State College, and an MFA from Ohio State University in Columbus majoring in sculpture and drawing.  Upon graduation he became an assistant professor and head of sculpture program at Grand Valley State College in Michigan.  When he returned to the west he felt at home again, where the land’s beauty has since been the inspiration for his art.  For many years he worked in the outdoors sketching and enjoying what he so enjoyed.  He now lives with his family in Grand Junction on the western slope of Colorado.

Art’s creative tendencies now come to life in painting and sketching, yet these 2-D formats reflect his sculptural influences and training.  This is quite noticeable in his painting as he delights in the smooth butter-like consistency of oil paint which he skillfully applies with a single pallet knife.  This offers unique, active, and vibrant surfaces where one feels a connection with fluid color and texture.   When his paintings are viewed as a whole, his free and delightful painting technique invites his viewer to take a visual stroll within aesthetic happenings of nature.

This carefree approach to making art is also very noticeable when viewing one of Art’s quick and exciting sketches.  Lines seem to swim together upon the paper to gift the viewer’s eye with a rare and masterful expression of natural delights.

To enquire about any of the art work in this exhibit contact the Veterans Art Center

970-462-3126

or by email

Western Landscapes : Paint and Pen - Art Blom

Ink Sketch 1

Ink Sketch 1

Divide Road Scene

Divide Road Scene

Uplift

Uplift

Smoky Days

Smoky Days

Blair Mountain II

Blair Mountain II

Wizened

Wizened

Ink Sketch 2

Ink Sketch 2

Valley Overlook

Valley Overlook

Ridgeway Paint Out

Ridgeway Paint Out

Ink Sketch 3

Ink Sketch 3

Desert Duo

Desert Duo

Daze

Daze

Multi-Sketch Plein Air

Multi-Sketch Plein Air

Ink Sketch 4

Ink Sketch 4

Autumn Riffs

Autumn Riffs

Precipice Peak

Precipice Peak

Trout Creek

Trout Creek

Oil

Oil

Ink Sketch 5

Ink Sketch 5

Ink Sketch 6

Ink Sketch 6

Desert Near and Far

Desert Near and Far

Ink Sketch 7

Ink Sketch 7

Swoop of the Raven

Swoop of the Raven

Cedar Wash

Cedar Wash

Doc's Rock

Doc's Rock

Ink Sketch 8

Ink Sketch 8

Napping Aspens

Napping Aspens

Ink Sketch 9

Ink Sketch 9

Ink Sketch 10

Ink Sketch 10

Bottom Lands

Bottom Lands

Ink Sketch 11

Ink Sketch 11

Line Camp

Line Camp

Ink Sketch 12

Ink Sketch 12

Autumn's Leaving

Autumn's Leaving

Ink Sketch 13

Ink Sketch 13

Ink Sketch 14

Ink Sketch 14

Quakies

Quakies