Fort Myers, FL – In the month of Decemberr, DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts is showcasing the artwork of internationally renowned artist Stephen Blancett. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, December 2, 2022, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm, in conjunction with the monthly Fort Myers Art Walk event. The exhibition will be on display through December 31, 2022.
Blancett was born in Southeast Ohio and studied Commercial Art at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and Business at Nova Southeastern University. He has lived in Florida for the past 40-years. In addition to his contemporary paintings, international artist Stephen Blancett enjoys creating culinary works of art. He was a finalist in the 2021 National Favorite Chef Competition, he is also the author of two books; Artist In The Kitchen – Culinary Masterpieces Made Easy, an award winning, 5 star rated cookbook and TIDBITS – Little Recipes For A Happy Life. The book is available in the gallery for sale.
For over 30 years, Blancett has worked in the advertising and publishing industries, as a creative/art director for clients ranging from Citibank to The Walt Disney Company. “I love the business, but creativity is sometimes limited by a market, product or theme. My fine art allows me the fuel and freedom to express myself, my feelings and my individuality. It allows me to be me,” says the artist, who started painting and winning awards for his work at the young age of seven. His paintings are in the collection of notable celebrities, and in corporate and private collections around the world. His work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibited in galleries in the U.S. and internationally. In addition, Blancett’s paintings have been exhibited at Art Basel in Miami; New York; London, England; Vienna, Austria; Strasbourg, France; Tokyo, Japan and in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, where he has a second home and studio. He has been published twice in the International Art Books, Contemporary Masters Collection. Blancett’s main studio is located in the small country town of Alva, Florida, where he lives with his husband, James, and their two dogs and two parrots.
“In my abstract paintings, I explore how we as humans feel about our lives and the various emotions that they evoke. Some of these feelings come from significant moments in life like family or career events; others stem out of a sense memory such as traveling abroad for the first time. Ultimately it is those innermost personal thoughts which provide inspiration to create an image focused on your own self-reflection.” – he concludes.
DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts is located at 1815 Fowler Street, in the Butterfly Estates complex in Fort Myers, FL. The gallery’s business hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm. More information about the venue and/or how to become a member can be found atdaascoop.com or by calling 239-590-8645.
1815-3 Fowler Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Friday – Sunday: 10am – 3pm