Jose Miguel Blancowww.ArtPal.com/blancomosaics
I was born in Seville, Spain,I was interested in Arts from an early age. After attending the School of Arts in Seville I established an art studio along with my brother Juan Antonio.
At my studio I embarked on my artistic career producing oil paintings as well as small mosaics. My subjects were mostly rooted in the scenes from my upbringing – lush country sides, regal religious figures, and bright Moorish architecture.
My oil paintings are greatly influenced by Spanish artists such as Murillo, Velazquez, Sorolla, Garcia Aranda and many others. I copied the works of these masters as part of my artistic training.
My paintings were sold from my studio and I also exhibited my work at several galleries in Seville.
In 2002, I moved to Austin, Texas, and set up my studio.
The subjects of my oil paintings are mostly portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, nature, religious themes, still life, etc.
I also paint “en plein air” using small canvases that later I extrapolate on a larger one at my studio.