Heather Blanton

Heather Blanton

St. Augustine, FL, FL, United States

About Heather Blanton

Known for her creative 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 from golfers in mid-swing to cyclists peddling toward the finish line to hundreds of marathon runners racing to glory.

Born in Jacksonville, Fla. in 1973, Blanton studied art at the University of North Florida and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She spent 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.

“My works are focused on the energy of the race,” Blanton explains of her “Sports” series. “They are easily distinguishable by compositional elements of color and form. By creating dialog between the viewer and the subject matter, this series is a cohesive collection of flat images with a chaotic, pattern-like style where the lines and negative spaces are almost as important as the subject matter.”

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.

Education

University of North Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Events

Holiday Show 2019
Anne Nielson Fine Art, Charlotte, NC
December 12, 2019

Holiday Show
Simon Bertrand Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
December 15, 2019

Holiday Show
Gallery 1930, Birmingham, AL
December 9, 2019

Man Cave
dk Contemporary Gallery, Marietta, GA
Sept 6 , 2019

Configurations
Glave Kocen Gallery
Richmond, VA
September 1-29, 2019
Opening Sept 6, 2019

September Celebration
Uptripping Gallery
Winter Park, CO
Sept. 6, 2019

Holiday Show
Anne Nielson Gallery, Charlotte, NC
November 29, 2018

Rodeo
Bee Street Gallery, Ft. Worth Texas
Januaray 23, 2019

Spring
Plum Gallery, St. Augustine, FL
February 1, 2019

The Other Art Fair
Brooklyn, NY
October, 2017

Apre and Ski
Deihl Gallery, Jackson, MT
November, 2016

Closing Reception for Twins Collab Show,
Sept 29, 2017
Hob Nob Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

Beaches History Museum
Jacksonville Beach, FL
July 17, 2016

Exhibitions

Simon Bertrand Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Uptripping, Winter Park, CO
dk Contemporary, Marietta, GA
Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA
Maine Art, Kennebunk, ME
Bee Street Studio, Dallas, TX
Bee Street Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
Gallery 1930, Birmingham, AL
Michael Murphy Gallery, Tampa, FL
Gallery Vibe, Naples, FL
Gallery North Star, Grafton, VT
Anne Nielsen Gallery, Charlotte, NC
530 Burns, Sarasota, FL
Diehl Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
Jules Place Boston, Massachusettes
Space Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida
Plum Art Gallery, Saint Augustine, FL
Stellers Gallery, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Huff Harrington Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Hob Nob Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
Linus Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Dan Pfeiffer Gallery, Frederickberg, TX
Stellers Gallery of San Marco, Jacksonville, FL

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