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 (Not for sale)



oil on canvas, 18 x 20 inches. 2008


Bellevue Cycle

oil on canvas, 12 x 24 inches. 2007


440 over 40

oil on canvas, 40 x 20 inches. 2005 ($600)

Blog Posts


Small Victories

I’m ambitious. I want to paint something huge and monumental. Maybe something like one of Motherwell’s Elegies. In fact, I like to paint large. As an artist it is so easy for me to get hung up on the fact that I haven’t done anything big or that I’m not working on Read more…


I Like It.

Why just saying whether you like or dislike a piece of art is terribly misguided.


How to do more of what you love doing with an ideal weekly schedule

If you want to meet your goals, you have to plan your time accordingly. Here’s how I crafted my ideal week to do so.


Review: The God Who is There

Francis Shaeffer’s The God Who is There examines at the crises facing Modern Man, and how Christians minister with compassion. Art plays a huge role in this.



After reading The Creative Habit, I investigated the idea of spine, or an overarching theme, and how it relates to my own art.

Required Reading

Required Reading for Artists

It is said that “leaders are readers,” and successful artists should be no different. Here are four books every artist should read.


Book Review: Moment Maker by @LosWhit

Are you letting moments pass you by, or are you doing something about them? My review of Carlos Whittaker’s book about making the most of life’s moments.