farewell to his native Detroit in 1977, his restless spirit led him inexorably
to Southern CaliforniaÖand the sea. From the serene beauty of his Undersea
Lifescapes to the graceful majesty of his Exotic Wildlife Studies, Bluís work
enraptures the eye. His unique inter-play of color, light, and texture is
With limited edition reproductions of his original oil paintings becoming
available in 1989, Blu garnered increased visibility in the United States and
abroad. To date, his images have been exhibited, distributed, and collected in
nearly fifty countries.
By the close of 1996, Blu was living in Guam and immersing himself in the
natural wonders of the Pacific Rim. His adventures above and below the water
line in Australia, Asia, and islands of the South Pacific inspired him anew. As
he explored the indigenous marine and terrestrial life forms, Blu also developed
a deep affection for the native peoples and cultures he encountered.
After an absence of nearly a decade, Blu returned to the familiar climes of
Southern California, eager to share images of his South Seas experiences.
Concern for the sanctity and preservation of nature is the emotional
underpinning of Bluís work. He consciously seeks to infuse reverential
spirituality into each image. Blu is actively involved in several marine and
environmental advocacy associations. He serves on the Honorary Board of
Governors for the Project Aware Foundation through the Professional Association
of Diving Instructors (PADI) with undersea notables Dr. Sylvia Earle,
Jean-Michele Cousteau, and others passionate about this cause.
Since each of his paintings requires an exceptional degree of habitat research
and behavior observation, expanding his know-ledge base is very much a constant
in Bluís life. His mastery of detail and biological accuracy reflects his deep
love for planet Earth and the diversity of life that inhabits it.
Bluís originals and limited editions adorn the walls of private collectors,
museums, corporate offices, and commercial galleries throughout the world. He
has been profiled in newspaper articles and on television. His images have also
graced magazine and catalogue front covers, marine art calendars, and
Itís one of Bluís fondest desires to inspire new generations of
conservationists, naturalists, divers, budding artists, and art fanciers through
his remarkable imagery.
below collection is only a sample of the Artist's complete offering.