Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mashups and Monsters: Tulsa Art Studio Tour Artist Kyle Blair

This post is part of our series on Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's Tulsa Art Studio Tour 2014. A self-guided tour, the Tulsa Art Studio Tour showcases the talent of artists who live and work in Tulsa.Today we are featuring Tour artist Kyle Blair.

Kyle Blair was born and raised in the central valley of California, and has spent his entire life learning to draw. He loves 80’s movies, rock-n-roll, The Muppets, and granola bars.

Though he doesn't feel the primary purpose of all art is to make people happy, Blair channels his sense of humor and fun through his work.

Tour Artist Kyle Blair in his studio
His involvement with an illustrator collective, JEB Kennedy Collective, has been a great 
influence on his work. Though he is primarily an illustrator, he works with printmaking as it "is a nice compliment, a hands on way to translate [my] work," he said of his technique.

He has been drawing since age 3, and draws like he doesn't have a choice. He always has a sketchbook handy to write down his next idea. "I believe an artist is only ever as good as his or her next art piece." said Blair.
work by Tour Artist Kyle Blair
As for the Studio Tour, he is very interested in becoming more involved in the Tulsa art community. "I'm looking forward to collaborating and connecting with artists and others who might come through my studio," Blair added.

Meet & see the working studio of Blair along with 13 other artists on April 12-13, noon until 5 pm on the Tulsa Art Studio TourFor more info, or to purchase tickets, visit

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