Abstract Fine Art Paintings by Brad Blackman, Nashville Artist

Exploring man’s mortality and search for peace, Brad Blackman paints abstract-realist landscapes and compositions.

This uniquely evolving body of work has been seen in places as diverse as his native Nashville and Florence, Italy.

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Recent Work

Morning Mist

acrylic on canvas. 20 × 24 inches. 2015 – prints $90

Ireland

acrylic on canvas, 12 × 12 inches. 2015. prints $70

The Battle of Hoth

acrylic on canvas, 14 × 11 inches. 2015 – prints $70

Black Submarines

acrylic on canvas, 2015. 12 × 12 inches. $259 (value)

Blog Posts

How I Built an Inspiring Netflix Queue

I’m a Netflix junkie, so I try to be intentional about what I watch. My queue is loaded with things that inspire me, entertain me, and move me.

4 Amazing Books On My Nightstand Now

This summer I’ve been reading several books on a variety of topics: art business, fantasy, cyberpunk, and mindset.

Brad Blackman showing his painting studio, which is in a corner of the bonus room over his garage

Behind the Scenes: A Peek Into My Studio

Step in and have a behind-the-scenes peek into my studio. It’s a corner in the bonus room, and that works for me.

(Video) August 2018 First Saturday Art Crawl

Every month, my daughter and I try to make it out to the First Saturday Art Crawl in Downtown Nashville. Here’s what we saw in August 2018.

Brad Blackman, fine artist, talking about how he got started as an artist

Behind the Scenes: How I Got Started As An Artist

I never had a lightning bolt moment or a sign from heaven where I realized I was an artist. I got started as an artist naturally, from the beginning.

The Secret Techniques I Use to Paint That Hazy Mood

How do I paint with a misty, hazy, foggy mood inspired by Instagram shots? Here is my technique: start with a flexible brush and airbrush medium.

Brad Blackman examining works-in-progress while drinking coffee

How do you push through? Habit.

Truth be told, I don’t get in the studio every single day. But that’s okay, because not showing up on day two doesn’t mean the whole project is a failure.