About Jim Blanchard
"He pursues his paintings with the mathematic exactness of the architect's rendering, and the visual elegance of an artist's brush."
- John Kemp, Louisiana Cultural Vistas
Louisiana’s own, Jim Blanchard, is a prominent architectural archival artist and research enthusiast whose measured watercolor drawings are elaborate portraits of historic 18th and 19th century buildings. His works, and writings on his unique and exacting style have featured prominently in noted publications, such as A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana (The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities), and numerous others.
Private and public collections, museums, and universities house Jim’s works of archival pen-and-ink drawings with watercolor and gouache, including The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, The Historic New Orleans Collection, Louisiana State University, Tulane University, and noted others, including Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.