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Blanton Seward

35 years as Graphic Artist (25 freelancing), I employed hands-on and computer generated means of expression. I rendered many architectural drawings of Richmond and points of interest in Virginia. Now, retired, my emphasis is on Fine Art. Computer generated art is relegated to promotional ad work for Uptown Gallery.

Though a pioneer in the cyber medium in Richmond (since 1984), I favored hands-on art and employed it whenever I could. During this period I sketched, painted, studied the masters, haunted museums and lived life. But my crowning expression was a wonderful son, Paul, who is quit the artist himself...digitally.

In general I have painted and rendered Richmond surroundings with its lively river, period architecture and vital history. Lately I have tried to include the human figure.

Eastern and Central Virginia has always been my home (from Surry to Newport News to Richmond), and the James River has always been walking distance. My ancesters trace back to the early 17th century, so I hope my work continues their story.

Richmond statuary is of continuing interest. The Virginia Civil Rights Monument in particular, which was the inspiration for a half dozen graphite pieces. Recently my work has reflected my love of children and the magical things the do.

I will do portraits.

BA in Art: Oral Roberts University

Awards in several juried shows:

Art Works and Crossroads Art Center with one 2nd place and two 3rd places.
Half Member: Uptown Gallery (a juried gallery)
Member of: Metropolitan Richmond Artist Association
Media: Oil, Pastel, Graphite, Mixed


5 O'clock Shadow
12 x 16
Pastel on Paper

Historically Correct
20 x 16 With Frame

Olivia the Duck
24 x 18
Acrylic on Canvas

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