Shores and Summits 

Blanchard captures the spirit of the journey in his uniquely illustrated portraits.
— CSU Channel Islands Press Release.

In Shores and Summits I wanted to highlight not only what I had done in my four years as an art student, but the world in which I was raised and the people I have met along the way. This was solo exhibition I was awarded my senior year at the California State University Channel Islands. Taking a look into the surf and mountain subcultures of souther California I illustrated portraits of people I felt were on the road less traveled. These portraits were not of the individual themselves but of the individual through their most prized possessions. The show included shirts I designed, screen printed knots and digitally illustrated Portraits of peoples gear. Making the connection with peoples journeys on the coast and in the mountains I drew from symbolism and textures of these environments. Using flags as symbolism referencing nautical and prayer flags to create the bridge between Shores and Summits. 

This is an ongoing project. If you feel you are on the road less traveled please  send me a message on my contact page. 

18" X 24" Flyer of Kites

20" X 30" Ski Mountaineer

20" X 30" Ski Mountaineer

18" X 24" Body Surfer

18" X 24" Body Surfer

18" X 24"Motorcycle Racer

18" X 24"Motorcycle Racer

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18"x 24" Climber of Boulders. 

18"x 24" Climber of Boulders. 

18"x 24" Trail Runner. 

18"x 24" Trail Runner. 

20" X 30" Landscape Painter. 

20" X 30" Landscape Painter.