Jim Blanchard is active/lives in Louisiana. Jim Blanchard is known for architectural watercolors of historic southern buildings, ink drawings.
Biography Jim Blanchard
To New Orleans artist Jim Blanchard, the vernacular and classical architecture of South Louisiana of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are grand and eloquent expressions of the human aesthetic; there he finds visual harmony and grace. Throughout his career, Blanchard has created an impressive body of art that records the architectural masterpieces of these previous centuries.
His pen-and-ink drawings and paintings done in watercolor and gouache are executed with the precision of an architect’s illustration, yet they are rendered with the elegance of an artist. “I call them architectural archival watercolors,” said Blanchard. “They’re like portraits, not of a person, but of a building. It’s like the house is posing for its port
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