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About Blake McArthur

Blake McArthur is an emerging abstract artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada). He began painting in spring of 2008 after a lifetime appreciation of art, with a particular fondness for abstract rather than representational works. 
Working with acrylics on both paper and canvas, Blake strives to create pieces which are rich in color, shapes and texture, and which allow the viewer to explore and discover on their own, without the constraints of realism imposing a view of what they “should” be seeing. His work is not intended to be “understood” - it is simply intended to be enjoyed. He considers his most successful pieces to be those that result in the greatest number of unique interpretations, since he hopes that each viewer will see something different.
His work can be found in  collections across Canada, and in the United States. 
"My paintings are born from something deep within me, something that even I myself don’t fully understand. Music is a big part of the creative process for me. When I paint, I immerse myself in music, and allow my hand to be guided by the emotions that the music stirs within me. I don’t attempt to create representations of real things, but rather to allow colors, shapes and textures to blend to create their own reality. As a child, I always enjoyed discovering the hidden shapes held by the clouds, and now I enjoy being able to create my own acrylic clouds, filled with hidden worlds waiting to be discovered by the viewer."
Phone: 204-489-2151
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