Wim Blom’s work is precise, of a timeless quality.  He adopts an intensely realistic approach to painting still lifes and images of uninhabited interiors, exploring the intrigue of spaces.  He received his Fine Arts degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and did post-graduate work at the University of Edinburg, Scotland, and at the University of Perugia, Italy.

Blom taught at the University of the Witwatersrand and at the Johannesburg School of Art.  After emigrating to Canada, he was a curator at the National Gallery of Canada.  After leaving the museum world, Blom gave his full attention to his painting.  He has exhibited internationally.  His work is represented in public collections, such as the National Gallery of Canada and the South African National Gallery, in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the U.S.A.  Wim Blom lives and works on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.  With this exhibition he celebrates his 86th year.

Wim Blom’s CV

Paintings   Drawings   Collages
2006 – 2013
September 7 – October 3, 2013

 

Wim Blom Flo blue 9x11

Flo blue
2007
Egg tempera on panel
22 x 27.4 cm (8.625″ x 10.75″)

 

Wim Blom Deserted beach 26x36

Deserted beach
2008
Oil on canvas
65 x 92 cm (25.625″ x 36.25″)

 

Wim Blom Two valentian jugs 20x26

Two Valentian jugs
2009
Oil on cancas
51 x 66 cm (20″ x 26″)

 

Wim Blom Loaf of Bread 18x19

Loaf of bread
2010
Oil on panel
46.5 x 47.5 cm (18.5″ x 18.75″)

 

Wim Blom The inner room 26x28

The inner room
2011
Oil on canvas
66 x 71 cm (26″ x 28″)

 

Wim Blom The marble top table 22x24

The marbletop table
2011
Oil on canvas
56 x 61 cm (22″ x 24″)

 

Wim Blom Leeks on a copper vessel 24x28

Leeks on a copper vessel
2011
Oil on canvas
61 x 71 cm (24″ x 28″)
SOLD

 

Wim Blom Mantel-shelf 20x20

Mantel-shelf
2011
Oil on canvas
51 x 51 cm (20″ x 20″)
SOLD

 

Wim Blom The red cabinet 24x28

The red cabinet
2011
Oil on canvas
66 x 91 cm (26″ x 35.75″)

 

Wim Blom Two pomegranates 18x24

Two pomegranates
2012
Oil on canvas on panel
46.3 x 61 cm (18.25″ x 24″)

 

Wim Blom On a shelf 10x24

On a shelf
2012
Oil on panel
25 x 60 cm (9.875″ x 23.625″)
SOLD

 

Wim Blom The Broken Cup 11x14

The broken cup
2012-13
Egg tempera on panel
28 x 35.5 cm (11″ x 14″)

 

Wim Blom White and blue still life 28x34

White and blue still life
2012
Oil on canvas
71 x 96.5 cm (28″ x 38″)

 

Wim Blom Empty birdcage 18x22

Empty birdcage
2013
Oil on panel
45.7 x 56 cm (18″ x 22″)

 

Wim Blom Table in Sunlight 28x38

Table in sunlight
2013
Oil on canvas
71 x 86.3 cm (28″ x 24″)

 

Wim Blom The Dusty Bottle 20x24

The dusty bottle
2013
Oil on canvas
51.4 x 61.6 cm (20.25″ x 24.25″)

 

With a Nijmengen box 12x22

With a nijmegan box
2013
Oil on canvas
30.5 x 56 cm (12″ x 22″)

 

Wim Blom Two bowls 12x16

Two bowls
2010
Charcoal and colour pencils on French paper
305 x 415 mm (12″ x 16.375″)

 

Wim Blom Study for a still life 9x13

Study for a still life
2012
Graphite and colour pencils on paper
230 x 335 mm (9″ x 13″)

 

Wim Blom Receipt for reparations 8x7

Receipt for reparations in 1802
2006
Collage
20 x 17.5 cm (7.875″ x 6.875″)

 

Wim Blom Storm over Venice collage 8x7

Storm over Venice
2008
Collage
14 x 15 cm (5.5″ x 6″)

 

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