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



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

Blog Posts


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.


Art Heroes: Chuck Close

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


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.


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?


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.


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.


Unplugging for Lent

I’m leaving the Internet for Lent. Well, social media and Netflix, at least.