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Brian Blood, a resident of San Francisco, began his professional life as a graphic artist and art director in Boston, Massachusetts. Although Blood's career was successful, he was frustrated personally and realized he wanted to be a fine-art painter. A leap across the continent to California took him to the Academy of Art College in San Francisco for both undergraduate and graduate studies. Today (2003), Blood and his artist wife, Laurie Kersey, both teach at the Academy of Art College.

From the 1990s, Brian Blood has been painting full time as well as conducting landscape painting classes at his alma mater. "I love the look on young people's faces when they begin to understand the thrill of painting outdoors," he says with great satisfaction.

Primarily a Plein-air painter, Blood creates hundreds of studies directly from nature, observing the ever-changing light of day. He then takes his studies and supporting reference photos back to one of his two studios, either in San Francisco or Pacific Grove, to paint. There he uses the studies as the basis for his larger scale works.

Artist's statement: "My favorite subjects are scenes from Northern California. I have a connection with the sea, especially around the Monterey area and Point Lobos. I grew up around boats. When I was a boy, my father and I would build and fix boats during the New England winters. Now, I can't imagine a life without being able to paint. I am blessed with the confidence and guidance that creating art is what I will be doing for the rest of my life."


Laguna Beach Scene - SOLD

Colton Hall - Monterey, California - SOLD

Pacific Grove Coast - SOLD

Rocks At Point Lobos - SOLD

Sebastiani Theatre - Sonoma California - SOLD

Hyde Street Turnaround - SOLD

California Landscape - SOLD

Reflecting Pool, Balboa Park - SOLD

California Landscape - SOLD

San Louis Obispo - SOLD

California Landscape - SOLD

San Juan Capistrano - SOLD

Autumn in the Park - SOLD

Lafayette Park - SOLD

Coastal Views - SOLD

Blue Fin Cove - Point Lobos - SOLD

Mountain Harbor - SOLD

Lover's Lane - Pacific Grove - SOLD

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