Illumination - THOMAS BLACKSHEAR II, the son of an Air Force captain, was born in Waco, Texas, and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. "Drawing was all I ever liked to do," he says. "While all the other guys were playing baseball or basketball, I was in my house, drawing." He pursued an interest in art throughout high school, securing a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago. After a year there, he transferred to the nearby Academy of Art. While finishing his college education, he was recruited by Hallmark Cards and later became the apprentice of illustrator Mark English.

Blackshear settled in Kansas City, where he became head illustrator at the prestigious Godbold/Richter Studio. A year later, he began a prosperous freelance career, illustrating many advertisements, several U.S. Postal Service stamp collections—one called "Black Heritage," another on classic movies, and a third on jazz musicians—and several series of Hamilton Group collector s plates featuring scenes from Star Wars, Star Trek,... MORE
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Illumination by Thomas Blackshear
Availability
Yes as of 5/24/2017
Condition:
New
Edition:
Limited Edition 
Size / no.:
Limited to 1500 pcs
Dimension:
6.75
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Illumination by Thomas Blackshear Image is watermarked for copyright protection and is not present on the actual art work.

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Hand-Painted Original Art.
We are proud to present this beautiful and unique line of home decor art. Ne’Qwa artists create every design by using the centuries-old tradition of painting on the inside of mouth-blown glass. An artist signature and the Ne’Qwa logo, etched into the glass, authenticates every piece.

Illumination, by Thomas Blackshear Ne’Qwa, in the Mandarin language, is the term for this centuries-old artistic tradition of reverse painting on the inside of glass. This technique creates a brilliance and luster that is not attainable with standard painting methods. Through a small opening in each ornament, the artist uses delicate brush strokes to hand-paint on the inside of mouth-blown glass. From outlining to shading to color application, all work is painstakingly done in freehand. The Art work was originally created by Thomas Blackshear

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