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


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

From the Phone to the Canvas: How I Make a Painting

My phone is my most convenient camera. It also lets me edit photos. Here’s how I make paintings from the photos I take with my phone.

9 of the 40 abstracts I'm painting in the days leading up to December 7, 2018

40 Paintings in 40 Days (#40DaysOfAbstracts)

In a little less than a month, I turn 40. Why not celebrate that landmark birthday with 40 paintings?

Still from time-lapse video of painting "Hope" with acrylic paint and gold leaf.

I dedicated this painting to my amazing wife

There was a blank spot over the desk in my wife’s office, so I painted something that would complement the gray walls with a pop of gold leaf.

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.