I WANT TO PAINT AND I SEE PAINTING POSSIBILITIES EVERYWHERE I GO!
Working as an artist/instructor allows me to do just that. I love painting landscapes, big sky, open fields, distant mountains, river scenes and lush green hills.
I paint mostly in watercolor, pastels & occasionally in oils and I paint almost everyday. I paint En Plein Air as often as I can. I am also a graphic artist doing whimsical dragon figures as a specialty. In addition, I teach watercolor painting, drawing & sketching and art journaling in my "Blair Studio/Gallery" classroom.
I must become one with nature. Living in Southern Oregon allows me ample opportunity to view beauty close up and personal! I invite art students and fellow artists to accompany me on many of my plein air excursions and occasionally teach a plein air workshop.
"Managing the promotion of artists and providing a venue for artists to show their work is so very important! The Rogue Valley is alive with artists and Galleries! What a grand place to be!"
Plein-Air Society of Oregon and Rogue Valley Art Association
Plein Air Society of Southern Oregon
Business and Fine Arts at Eastern New Mexico University
Art & Information Sciences at Southern Oregon University
SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS:
- Staff Artist, Jackson County Library, 1970-1974
- Southern Oregon Historical Society Paint Out, 2003
- Studio/Gallery Show, 2004
- Medford Art In Bloom Pot Pourri, 2005 & 2006
- Plein Air Paint Out, Roxy Ann Winery/Hillcrest Orchards, 2005
- Pony Espresso Gallery One-Person Show, 2005
- Jacksonville Art Amble, 2005
- Medford Library Bloom Exhibit, 2006
- Smudge Pot Artist Exhibit, 2006, 2007
- Studio/Gallery Show, 2006
- Studio/Gallery Show, 2007
- Graphic Designer: Children's Festival, 1967 to 2011
- Rogue Gallery & Art Center Rental Sales, 2004-2011
- Four Artist Exhibit, Jackson County Library 2008
- Featured in Artwanted.com Calendars for 2008
- Studio/Gallery Show. 2008
- Studio/Gallery Show, 2009
- Featured in ArtWanted.com Calendar for 2009
- Studio/Gallery Show, 2010
- Dancing With The Muse Exhibit, Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 2010
- Porter's "Impressions of the Medford Depot", 2010
- Studio/Gallery Exhibit, "Six Artists Who Love To Paint", 2011
- Featured in ArtWanted.com Calendar for 2012
- One person show, The Good Bean Company, Jacksonville, OR, January, 2012
- Porter's "2nd Annual Art Exhibition", January-March, 2012
- Member's Art Exhibit, Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Nov - December-January, 2011.
- Porter's 3rd Annual Art Exhibition, "Impressions", December through July, 2013.
- Rogue Gallery Members Exhibition, November & December, 2012
- Art du Jour Gallery on-going Exhibits, 213 E. Main Street, Medford, OR 97504