Brad Blackman Melrose Interchange

Fine Art Paintings by Brad Blackman, Nashville Artist

Exploring man’s mortality and search for peace, Brad Blackman paints urban landscapes and abstract-realist compositions. This uniquely evolving body of abstract-realist work has been seen in places as diverse as his native Nashville and Florence, Italy.

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Recent Work

Brad Blackman Melrose Interchange

Melrose Interchange

oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches. 2012

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SEWER I

oil on canvas, 18 x 20 inches. 2008

BradBlackmanBellevueCycle

Bellevue Cycle

oil on canvas, 12 x 24 inches. 2007

BradBlackman440over40

440 over 40

oil on canvas, 40 x 20 inches. 2005

Blog Posts

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Video: Blaine Hogan’s Act of Confession

Last year, I came across Blaine Hogan’s video from the Willow Creek Global Summit where he led the group in a time of confession.

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Heroes: Salvador Dali

I think Salvador Dali was one of the first fine art heroes I had. His distinctive style and subversive symbols made it easy for me.

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Art Heroes: Chuck Close

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just get to work.”

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The Case of Too Many Inputs

There’s so much great information and so many learning opportunities out there, but after a while it all turns into noise. Sometimes you have to scale back.

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13 Podcasts to Listen to When Painting or Designing (Plus 4 New Ones)

When I’m working in the studio, I listen to podcasts about entrepreneurship, marketing and Christian living, among other things. What do you listen to?

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The Number One Ingredient for a Creative Life: Wonder

The most important thing you need to be creative is to have a strong sense of wonder. Become a child again.

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How Becoming Boring Made Me a Happier Person

I don’t get out much anymore. I’m kind of boring now. And I’m okay with that.