Liliane Blom
Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Rockville Maryland United States
 
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Contact details
1716 Yale Place
Rockville, Md. 20850
Tel: 3015185312 3015185312
Brief Summary
Liliane Blom is a classically trained painter and award winning photographer whose distinct style mixes her love of both media into a new one; she calls her fusion of painting and photography digital painting. Her pieces printed on canvas or watercolor paper are later enhanced with oils/pastels and often with gold or silver leaf. Based in Rockville Maryland, she is of French/Norwegian extraction and a frequent exhibitor in the Washington region. A poet at heart, she often incorporates words into her work.
Liliane Blom is also an installation artist: her installation art is environmental in scope and attempts to bring the vastness and beauty of the outdoors indoors through multi- sensory experiences. The purpose of her installations are to remind the onlooker of the world we share and are the stewards of, in a way that is neither preachy nor overbearing, but experiential and meditative. It is also meant to stir in the viewer’s soul a longing for these places and a desire to commune with nature.

“The technique I most use these days, I call Digital Painting, it is based on my longstanding desire to merge painting and photography –15 years ago I was printing black and white images on canvas; I coated the canvas with silver emulsion, and later tinted and colored them by hand. It was a laborious and inexact process – but I loved the feeling of the canvas and felt frustrated with the smoothness of the photographic paper. Today I process my images digitally and have them printed on canvas or watercolor paper through the giclée process. Although it is still not a perfect process, one which requires several rounds of proofing and color corrections, it is very close to my dream of merging painting and photography into a single art.

I spend a great deal of time working on individual images, creating numerous layers, erasing, shifting and changing colors; I often end up with several versions of a single image. After they are printed, I finish the pieces with oils, acrylics, pastels, or loose pigments. I also enjoy further embellishing them with Silver, Gold, or Copper Leaf.

My work can be divided into themes, or series two of which are reflections and shadows; to me, shadows and reflections are secret doors to our own inner reality. They show us sides of the world, and of ourselves which we tend to ignore. The dual vision of the world created by reflections, seeing simultaneously what is in front and what is behind, and the merging of both the inner and outer realities is something I have been striving for in my work.”
 
Clients
SELECTED  EXHIBITS
Installation Visarts "Pink, a Cherry Blossom Fantasy" 2016
 Bethesda Row Arts Festival 2015
 Greenbelt Courthouse show 2015
 Juried Spring Show, Rockville Art League, Rockville, MD 2015
“Second Place” "Summer"
A-RTS @ Rockville Town Square 2015
Gallery B - Bethesda 2015
Juried Winter Show, Rockville Art League, Rockville, MD 2014
Quench, Solo show, Gaithersburg MD 2014
Brookside Gardens, Group Show 2014
Gallery E-30, solo show, Norway 2014
PEPCO Gallery, Group Show 2014
Juried Spring Show, Rockville Art League, Rockville, MD 2014
“Best in Show” Her Majestic Spring Attire
A-RTS @ Rockville Town Square 2014
Juried Winter Show, Rockville Art League, Rockville, MD 2013
“First Place” Blackbirds on the Burning Bush
Amazon.com permanent collection, on view in Herndon Va. 2013
Canned Joy, an interactive installation Frederick MD. 2013
Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC. Mini Solos 2013
A-RTS @ Rockville Town Square 2013
Rockville Innovation Center 2013
Juried Spring Show, Rockville Art League, Rockville, MD 2013
“First Place” Embraced by the Light
Eivind and Hans of Georgetown, Featured Artist 2013
Artistic Gallery, Wheaton, Group show 2013
The last 10 years, Solo show, UUCR, Rockville 2012
Atlantic Gallery, Manhattan, New Directions - Invitational 2012
Musem Store, Frederick Md, Featured Artist of the month 2012
Juried Winter Show, Rockville Art League, Rockville, MD 2012 “Best in Show” Dancing in the Light
"Art Libs" Harmony Hall, Fort Washington - Invitational 2012
"Connecting with the light" Interactive Light Installation AOM 2012
Juried Spring Show, Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD 2012
“Best in Show” Many Mansions
Winter Wonderland Show at the Washington Club 2011
Surreal DC at the Georgetown Harbor, the Ophelia series 2011
Connecting with the Light – Installation, Frederick 2011
“Glass Box” show at Visarts 2011
Art in Hand – “ Ten of Spades” Touchstone Gallery 2011
“Best in Show” – Rockville Arts Festival 2011
Hidden Rockville, Rockville City Hall 2011 RAL Juried Spring Show 2011 Studio Unknown – Solo show, Catonsville 2011
Artomatic Takes Flight, National Airport 2011
Glenview Mansion – Juried, Solo show 2011
“Third Place, mixed media”, RAL Fall show 2010
Arts on Foot – Juried Art Fair, Washington DC 2010
Visarts, Art Festival – Juried Art Fair, Rockville, MD 2010
RAL Summer Show, group show, UUCR, Rockville, MD 2010
“First Place, mixed media”, RAL Spring show 2010
Points of Departure, Visarts Center, Rockville, MD 2010
Mosaic, Solo show, Rockville, MD 2010
Juried Fall Show, Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD 2009
“Best in Show” Avian Neural Interface
Patron Show, ARTDC, Hyattsville 2009
John’s Hopkins University – “AreaArtist” Exhibit 2009
Juried solo show, The Art Barn, Gaithersburg, MD 2009
Installation “The God Shaped Hole in the Human Heart”, AOM 2009
Board Member Show, Rockville Art League, Rockville 2009
Art Buzz at the Source Theater , Washington DC 2009
Visarts, Art Festival – Juried Art Fair, Rockville, MD 2009
12”x12” show , Lustine Gallery, Hyastville, MD 2009
“Experimental Art Award”, Glenview Mansion, Rockville 2009
Solo show, Alliance Française, Wash. DC 2009 Invitational Rockville city Hall, Mayor’s Office 2009
Juried Fall Show, Glenview Mansion, Rockville 2008
Summer Solo show, UUCR, Rockville 2008
Installation “Norwegian Nights”, Artomatic, Washington DC 2008
Invitational, Rockville Art League, Rockville 2008 Juried Spring Show, Glenview Mansion, Rockville 2008
Juried Fall Show, Glenview Mansion, Rockville 2008
Summer Solo show, UUCR, Rockville 2008 Installation “Norwegian Nights”, Artomatic, Washington DC 2008 Invitational, Rockville Art League, Rockville 2008
Juried Spring Show, Glenview Mansion, Rockville 2008
Visarts Center, faculty show, Rockville 2008
Juried Fall Show, Carnegie Institute - Two person show 2007
Glenview Mansion, Rockville 2007
Artomatic 2007, Crystal City 2007
Busboys and Poets – Solo exhibit 2007
Juried Spring Show, Glenview Mansion, Rockville 2007

 
Professional Experience
WORK EXPERIENCE
Board Member, Vice Treasurer Artomatic 2011- Present
Board Member, Cultural Arts Commission Rockville MD 2011- Present
Rockville Art League – President 2010- Present Tabula Rasa Art Studio 2007- Present
Painting/Photography/Digital art
Creative Management Services 1987- Present
Video production, graphic design, photography, web design.
Rockville Art League 2007-2009
Board Member/Program Coordinator
Artomatic, 2008-2009
Marketing Committee, Raffle chair
Picasso Home Art School 2008
Private drawing/painting classes
VisArts Center 2008
Teaching workshops in digital painting



EDUCATION B.A. IN FINE ARTS/MINOR IN ART HISTORY 1991
George Washington University, Washington DC
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with special honors
A.A. IN PHOTOGRAPHY 1989
Montgomery College, Rockville MD
Graduated with Honors, Presidential Scholar of the year
 
Awards and Recognition
City Rockville Art Fair – “Best in Show” Spring 2011
Rockville Art League – First Place, Mixed media Spring 2010
 Rockville art League – “Best in Show” Fall 2009
 Rockville art League - Experimental Art Award Spring 2009
 ITVA - Peer Awards – photography 2007-2006
 1st place, community art, award in the arts 1991
 Phi Beta Kappa 1991
 Presidential Scholar of the year 1984
 Phi Theta Kappa 1984


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