Known for her graphite and acrylic works depicting the art of motion while celebrating competition and the human spirit, Heather Blanton is an American painter and photographer living and working in St. Augustine, Florida.
Her latest series, “Sports”, depicts a wide range of subjects, especially the peloton, with riders serpentining their way to the finish line.
Blanton studied art at the University of North Florida and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, while also spending three years living in New York City exploring hand-manipulated and distressed Polaroid SX-70 film images.
As analog film teetered on the edge of extinction, Blanton turned to fine art painting as her next medium. Today, she has created hundreds of large and small sports paintings influenced by Abstract Expressionism and conflicted by a blend of animation and whimsy.
A professional artist since 2004, Blanton has successfully shown in nearly 50 exhibitions and her work can be found in public and private collections around the globe from Amsterdam and Atlanta to Manhattan and Miami.
She has been featured in numerous publications and media outlets and continues to work as the conduit to capture her client’s passions of skiing, cycling, golfing, horse racing, and everything in between.
But, it’s her cycling art that captures our imagination, relying on a mix of impressionism and expressionism to bring the peloton to life, conjuring up the vision that this is how things would look if Henri and Edgar were battling it out for the sprint finale in all manner of color.
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