Black Submarines, painted by Greg and Brad Blackman, February 2015

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

Black Submarines, painted by Greg and Brad Blackman, February 2015

Black Submarines

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

Brad Blackman Echo of a Distant Tide 2014

Echo of a Distant Tide

acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches. 2014 - $259

BradBlackman, 2014. Isotope, 8 x 10 inches.

Isotope

acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10 inches. 2014 - $198

Brad Blackman, 2014. Percy Priest Sunrise, Oil on panel

Percy Priest Sunrise

oil on panel, 14 x 18 inches. 2014 - $349

Blog Posts

Painting with my 4-year-old son

What I learned from painting with my autistic son

I thought it would be fun to collaborate with my autistic son and teach him some things, but it turned out he taught me more than I taught him.

Art of Work BG

The Art of Work by @JeffGoins

My friend Jeff wrote a book about finding your calling. You have until midnight, March 23 to get it FREE + $250 in bonuses.

Green, purple, and orange paint smeared with knife

(Video) Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with A Green Painting

I don’t paint with green very much. St. Patrick’s Day offered the perfect excuse to try something new with a timelapse video!

Art & Christianity Week 1: What Is Art Anyway?

What is Art, Anyway? (Video from Art & Christianity Class Week 1)

God created. Being made in His image, we create, too. Given the roles of artists over the years, we see a split between art and craft and how the real job of art is to move people.

Stop Swatting Bears: Why the Art World Needs More Beauty

Poking the Bear: Why the Art World Needs Beauty Now More than Ever

Creating art that doesn’t provide any sort of relief is like swatting an angry bear on the nose. Scream if you must, but remember the beautiful.

What Motivates Artists?

(AUDIO) How do you find motivation as an artist?

What motivates and inspires an artist to do their best work? Where does that motivation come from? Almost always, it comes from within.

8 iPad Apps for Artists

8 iPad apps for artists

The iPad mini is great for artists because of its compact size. Plus there are a ton of great apps artists can use. Here are 8 that I really like.