Artwork: Richard Bledsoe

Richard Bledsoe “Fortunato” oil on canvas 20″ x 16″ Part of a series of literary alcoholics I’m working on-in this case from the Edgar Allan Poe story, “The Cask of Amontillado.” This is the first oil painting I’ve completed since moving my studio into my house in December of 2012. I actually finished this painting…

Genres: CoBrA

CoBrA was an art movement that was named for the cities it originated in: Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam.  After the horrors of World War II, a group of northern Europeans banded together to promote their vision of art with a series of exhibits, publications, and collaborations.  As a movement they existed for a few years…

Influences: Francis Bacon

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” -Francis Bacon A video depicting many paintings. English painter Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992) used painterly distortion to express the existential angst and shock of the 20th century. The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC had an impressive collection of his works on display which…