"All Over the Map" is the best way to describe Blair's artwork. His instantly recognizable watercolours painted on maps feature sybjects that are indigenous to the area depicted, or objects of historical or cultural interest. His artwork reflects the Northern lands in which he lives and has travelled.
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Welcome to the Blair Thorson website, featuring his artwork from the:
Blair feels that painting on a map captures time, place and space on a two dimensional surface as well as keeping them out of thye landfill. He has added the element of copper to his artwork to help to emphasize the story being told by the image in the painting. Every piece is an Original, he does not make prints.
What's New: Blair had a busy summer with Adaka Cultural Festival, and the Great Northern Arts Festival, teaching Copper Tooling and Cartooning Classes. We also relocated to Alberta. New beginnings.
He also has a few pieces showing on the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective site - Hands of Time, Bush Women on the Land. http://bushwomenontheland.com/
Remember to see some of Blair's interviews and articles: