Plein Air Florida Title GIF Florida artists creating on location

Eleanor Blair

Gainesville FL

Signature Member

©2005 Eleanor Blair
©2005 Eleanor Blair
©2005 Eleanor Blair

Cross Creek
20x20 Oil on canvas

Oak Tree
36x48 Oil on canvas

24x24 Oil on canvas

Eleanor Blair has been painting outdoors for over thirty years. She says, "I sit myself down in some beautiful place, paint what I see, and trust that it will be enough".

Eleanor works in oil, watercolor and soft pastel. Paintings range in size from under three inches to over ten feet. Her work combines visual accuracy with painterly brushwork and rich color. Florida landscape is her primary subject, and her portraits, still-life, interiors and architectural images demonstrate her fine draftsmanship and sense of light.

Blair earned a BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City in 1969. She moved to Gainesville in 1971, and has been painting central Florida scenes since that time. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, the Matheson Historical Center in Gainesville, and in private and corporate collections throughout the world. She is a well known member of the Gainesville art community, and visitors to her downtown studio are always welcome.

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