Retired from a career in
higher education administration, Bob Blackmon lives and paints in Troy, New
York. He is primarily a still life artist whose works are characterized by
realism, rich colors, sharp contrasts of light and dark, and dark backgrounds--
the Baroque style. He strives to find and reveal beauty in life's ordinary
things. Unless otherwise noted, all my paintings on this site are framed or on
gallery wrapped canvas. Please comment on my work, as comments help me develop
as an artist.
still life style is influenced by the work of the French artist,
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin and that of his first art instructor, Bob
to his retirement in 2005, Blackmon held academic administrative positions at
the University of Arkansas, the State University of New York, and Louisiana
State University (where he received his PhD many years ago) and was a Scholar
in Residence at the Pakistan Forest Institute in Peshawar, Pakistan.
the years Blackmon has shown his work in numerous juried and non-juried
exhibitions and galleries in Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, and Ireland.
is a member of the Colonie Art League (NY), the Albany Artists Group (NY),
Saratoga Arts, the DeSoto Arts Council (LA), and is a founding director of the
East Bank Art Alliance (NY). Blackmon is one of the artists in the Ardmore
Gallery, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland. His works are in private
collections in numerous states in the U. S. and in Lithuania and The Republic
Blackmon was recently juried into the organization, Oil Painters of America.
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