Jesse Blanchard Biography
From the powder-white beaches of Anguilla, to the dramatic seasons surrounding his studio in Vermont, to the sunny skies of his home in Santa Fe, Jesse Blanchard’s bold, expressive style captures his passion for adventure, travel, and most importantly happiness. He shares his exuberant view of life through his use of vibrant, uplifting color, coupled with a sensitive, expressive style resulting in “fantastic” and “magical” paintings.
“My subject is a combination of the real, visited landscape and the imagined, fantastic one. I love the energy of children, the vibrancy and nuance of color, and the excitement of travel—all aspects that factor into my work.”
By utilizing a variety of media, Jesse is able to keep his energy fresh in each and every work. Traditional oils on linen sit side-by-side with mixed media work, a combination of paper weaving, collage, pastel, graphite, gouache, watercolor, sumi ink and acrylic paint. Bold, vibrant colors and the visual language of squares, circles, lines, marks and shapes, dance, undulate and vibrate in a world reminiscent of Miro, Chagall and Kandinsky.
Blanchard’s work hangs in private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has exhibited in New York, California, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Anguilla and Antigua in the Caribbean.