My work is a product of what I have lived and learned the past 60 or so years. I consider myself primarily a regional painter of the Coastal South. I focus on its abundant wildlife and its coexis- tence with the Gulf Coast’s industrial, maritime and agricultural landscape. I also frequently include some urban pieces like New Orleans or other southern coastal cities and towns.
I was born in 1954 in Beaumont, and received a BFA from Lamar University in 1976 in graphic design, focusing
on many extra hours in the ne arts. After graduation, I began working as an art director, later serving as creative director for Vance-Mathews, Inc. By the early 80s, I started my own design rm, Blazek Design producing print and electronic media for clients in Beaumont, Houston and Louisiana.
I consider myself a designer rst and a painter second. Throughout my career I have worked to create images that are quick to communicate and are pleasing and attractive to the viewer’s eye. And that is exactly what I have continued to do now with the ne art side of my career. Everyday subjects that people might miss along their way are captured on canvas in a way that I hope con- veys the beauty I see. Same concept, di erent medium, but the approach is the same!