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What are Flower Portraits?
Robert Blehert, paints portraits of women – not in the traditional style
of painting women showing their physical likeness – but painting them in
FLOWERS. He captures the “essence” – and paints their
“essence” on canvas as he views it. They are flower portraits
done of women.
talks with them in person or by phone, or hears about a particular woman or girl, and then
using a highly textured acrylic style of painting, rapidly captures that
person's "essence", spirit or personality on canvas.
is quite magical what happens when I do this", says Robert.
"Women I have only talked with for 30 seconds and painted in this
manner are telling me things like, 'those are the exact colors I love and
use in my home', or, 'If I saw 100 paintings this is the one I would
Many women who have had their "essences" painted
in this way, have stated that it made them feel more beautiful, more
special, and more confident about who they are. In this day and age
it's refreshing to hear results like this without the necessity of sprays,
In Robert's own words: "It's
the most spiritual pursuit of all my art endeavors".
- Internationally Collected Impressionist Painter, Portrait Artist
and Sports Painter
in St. Paul, Minnesota, Robert Blehert did his first commissioned work at
the young age of 15. He learned to paint in the style of the old
masters at the Pacific N.W. “School of Living Oils”. During his
long career – Robert has accumulated an impressive list of clients –
including portraits for Hollywood movie producers and celebrities, bank
presidents, and paintings of sports heroes for Major League Baseball and
the National Football League. Whether it’s oils or acrylics,
portraits or landscapes, realism or impressionism – his paintings can be
found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States
and abroad. Recently, he was commissioned to paint the late Pope
John Paul 11 by the Archbishop of the Seattle Archdiocese. Robert
currently lives in Seattle with an art studio on Lake Union (famous from
the movie “Sleepless in Seattle”).
PORTRAIT ART – Back to Basics
Robert has this to say about his recent excitement with painting the
essence of women in flowers: "It's really getting back to
basics. It's incredibly fun for both the subject and the artist, and
probably makes the most personal and beautiful gift someone can get for
themselves or for a friend."
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