Jose Miguel Blancowww.ArtPal.com/blancomosaics
Born in Seville, Spain, Jose was interested in Arts from an early age. After attending the School of Arts in Seville he established an art studio along with his brother Juan Antonio.
At his studio Jose embarked on his artistic career producing oil paintings as well as small mosaics. His subjects were mostly rooted in the scenes from his upbringing – lush country sides, regal religious figures, and bright Moorish architecture.
His oil paintings are greatly influenced by Spanish artists such as Murillo, Velazquez, Sorolla, Garcia Aranda and many others. He copied the works of these masters as part of his artistic training. Over the years Jose’s paintings have evolved into the colorful art he creates today. His vibrant palette and brush-work produce beautiful and romantic images. His paintings were sold from his studio and he also exhibited his work at several galleries in Seville.
In 2002, Jose moved to Austin, Texas, and set up his own studio here.
The subjects of Jose’s oil paintings are mostly portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, nature, religious themes, still life, etc.
He also paints “en plein air” using small canvases that later he extrapolates on a larger one at his studio.