Edmond "Chuck" Blouin Jr.

My art focuses on the positive aspects of cultures with subliminal undertones.  Its based upon  personal experiences growing up in an art family in old New Orleans: a life style including  designing parade floats, singing and dancing, bow fishing, cooking on the bayou, traveling, and living life as a true Cajun.  My art technique consist of contemporary, representational and impasto oil painting technique to create a livelier effect of the paint.  This controlled layering utilizes sculpting needles, washes, glazes, and dry brushing. These help create a vivid three dimensionality, not apparent by just the superposition of colors or traditional impasto painting.
Latest artistic accomplishment:  2019 Gold Metal winner “National Veterans Creative Arts Festival,” past awards include three National Endowments for the Arts Grants
Past Exhibitions/galleries: Schieder Galleries (New York and Saint Petersburg), New Masters Gallery (Carmel, California), Fisher Gallery (Washington, DC),  Varnable Nesliege Gallery (Washington, DC), Suttons Fine Arts (519 Royal St, New Orleans, LA)
Patrons include: John McEnroe, Nickolas Cage, and Browning-Ferris Industries
Education: Doctor of Crypto Technology with Honors, Norfolk Institute of Technology;  Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, and Bachelor of History both from Southeastern Louisiana University