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Born in Seattle, WA and raised on Bainbridge Is. (a small and private artistic community west of Seattle), Blaine began his interest in art at a young age. Always encouraged to use his imagination, he continued to study and practice the arts whenever available. During his teens he commuted to two High Schools in order to study graphic design, photography, sculpture and life drawing, or whatever else was available. He was awarded a 2nd place award for best sculpture and a 1st place photography award through local arts associations during his time at both High Schools. After graduating in 1994, he pursued his education of life in the streets of Seattle and Portland as a Writer (Graffiti Artist).
After about 4 years of being in and out of towns and community colleges, Blaine and his younger brother decided to put their talents in the professional arena. Both choose to attend Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Four years later Blaine left with a BFA in Communication Art/Design at the top of his class with the “Best in Show” award that is presented upon Graduation in 2002. During School he worked as an Art Director at a cutting edge design firm (Abound LLC.) and also as an Art Director at a Fashion/Lifestyle Magazine (Metro.Pop). Recently Blaine had worked as an Art Director at a young men’s apparel company (Drifter), but in January of 2003 he decided to leave the 9-5 world and be self-employed as a fine artist and designer. Since then he hasn’t looked back. Blaine has been doing graphics/illustrations/paintings and shows for Don O’Melveny Gallery, Pr1mary Space, Pacific Sunwear, NIKE, Ubiquity Recordings, LRG, Volcom, Metro.Pop, Scribble Theory Gallery, Liquid Force, Skeleton Art Gallery, FLIP, Stifle, Cannibal Flower Art Collective, Create Fixate, Morey Boards, Square Blue Art, District 3, Cannibal Flower, Blue Bottle Art Gallery, and numerous others. He shows at least once a month in or around Southern California and is represented numerous galleries across the United States.
Currently Blaine works in Long Beach, CA as a full time artist. He has being showing frequently on the west Coast and is rapidly receiving local and national interest as a rising artist to look out for amongst serious art collectors and gallery owners. When he is not spending his time in art, he volunteers his time as co-art director and webmaster on the RTEA board, a non profit organization that raises money for art supplies for inner-city elementary schools. You might also see Blaine’s work and involvement in Gallery 825/Los Angeles Arts Association, Antipodwear, a global art collective represented in Spain & Australia, and dedicated hours to the E.V.A. (East Village Arts Association), a non profit arts organization that betters the Long Beach, CA downtown arts district.
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