Simon Bland

Portrait Commissions and Original Oil Paintings

Commission a Portrait

I work with all types of pet, individual people and family groups. They make a great personal gift for a friend or an anniversary surprise for your spouse.

Buy an Original Oil Painting

See the artwork in my online gallery and buy direct from the studio. All paintings are framed and ready to display on your walls.

News

My painting 'Winter Dawn' won the Friedman-Rubin Trial Lawyers purchase prize at the 2017 annual Washington State Juried Art Competition and Show at CVG Gallery in Bremerton, WA

A big thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth at Best of the Northwest spring art show at Magnuson Park. It was great to see so many people and meet new customers!

Come out and see me at Magnolia Summerfest on 5/6 August 2017.

I will also be exhibiting at the Best of the Northwest fall show at Magnuson Park in Seattle on 10/11/12 November 2017.

Books

My new book 'Painting Animals in Oil' is for all artists who create pet portraits and animal paintings in the studio. It will help get you started on the right track in areas such as developing ideas, composition, drawing, and color design.

All concepts and methods are illustrated with examples from my own portfolio.

The book is available as a PDF download from my online store. It can be read on all tablets and PCs. A printed version is available from Blurb .

Buy Now

Buy printed book from Blurb. 114 pages fully illustrated in color.

An In-Depth Look

Get tips and advice. See sketches, studies and formal paintings as they are made. Explore new work fresh off the easel.

Artist's Statement

Read my artist's statement and find out what's behind my paintings. A short piece of text that has taken 15 years to write.

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About the Artist

Simon Bland is a Seattle-based artist painting commissioned portraits, pets, animals, plein air landscapes, and other fine art.