Heather Blanton

“My work is energy made manifest. The human spirit thriving on excellence only brought through competition. They are celebrations of the humans spirit and the will to win.” Heather Blanton

Known for her graphite and acrylic works depicting the art of motion while celebrating competition and the human spirit, Heather Blanton is an American painter and photographer living and working in St. Augustine, Florida. Her latest series, “Sports,” depicts a wide range of subjects from golfers in mid-swing to cyclists peddling toward the finish line to hundreds of marathon runners racing to glory.

Born in Jacksonville, Fla. in 1973, Blanton studied art at the University of North Florida and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She spent three years living in New York City exploring hand-manipulated and distressed Polaroid SX-70 film images. As analog film teetered on the edge of extinction, Blanton turned to fine art painting as her next medium. Today she has created hundreds of large and small sports paintings influenced by Abstract Expressionism and conflicted by a blend of animation and whimsy.

“My works are focused on the energy of the race,” Blanton explains of her “Sports” series. “They are easily distinguishable by compositional elements of color and form. By creating dialog between the viewer and the subject matter, this series is a cohesive collection of flat images with a chaotic, pattern-like style where the lines and negative spaces are almost as important as the subject matter.”

A professional artist since 2004, Blanton has successfully shown in nearly 50 exhibitions and her work can be found in public and private collections around the globe from Amsterdam and Atlanta to Manhattan and Miami. She has been featured in numerous publications and media outlets and continues to work as the conduit to capture her client’s passions of skiing, cycling, golfing, horse racing, and everything in between.

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Blue and White Golfers Checkerboard

36x36

Green and Gray Golfers

36x36

Peloton Party

36x24

Small Cyclists Race on White

24x12

Skiers Square

20x20

Ladies LaCrosse

20x10

Snowboarders

14x11

Get Ya Some

4x12

Aerial Crew Race Study

12x9

Cyclists Line on White

4x12

Line of Cyclists on Turquoise

4x12

Cycling Team Love

4x12

Patterned Golfers

10x10

Runners Line on Turquoise

10x8

Sparse Cyclists on White

6x6

Golfer

6x6

Golfer on Blue

6x6

F1

6x6

Cyclists on Turquoise

6x6

Nostalgic Golfer

6x6

Carolina Kicker

6x6

Line of Carolina Panthers

4x12

Carolina Panthers

6x6

Neutral Golfer I

5x5

Neutral Golfer II

5x5