Blair has always been fascinated with the human figure. He likes the challenge of capturing the gesture, mood, and expression of a person in thought which brings a sense of life to his work. Blair has also studied the skilled athlete in action and has used his artistic talents to sculpt famous sports figures of our day, including Jack Nicklaus, Oscar Robertson, Doak Walker, and Paul “Bear” Bryant. He is also well known for his portraiture and since 1983 has sculpted more than 68 busts of the inductees of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Ricks College, Rexburg, ID; Utah State University, Logan, UT; Brigham Young University, Provo, UT - Bachelor of Arts degree
Teaching:Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale Arizona, Lecture Series, 2005; Fechin Art Workshops, Taos New Mexico, Figurative Sculpture, 1999. Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale Arizona, Portrait Bust Sculpture, 1993, 1995, 1997 and 1998, Composition and Design, 1999.Loveland Academy of Fine Arts, Loveland Colorado, Portrait Bust Sculpture, 1993 and 1996, Figurative Sculpture, 1995 and 1997.Brigham Young University, Provo Utah, Beginning and Advanced Sculpture, 1981-1984.
Ricks College; Utah State University; Brigham Young University; Scottsdale Artists%u2019 School; Fechin Art Workshops; Loveland Academy of Fine Arts
Since 1994 Weider Nutrition Group, Salt Lake City, Utah; Since 1990 GTE-SMU Sports Forum, Dallas Texas %u2013 Doak Walker national running back award; Since 1993 United States Sports Academy, Mobile, Alabama; Since 1987 NFL Players Association, Washington, D.C.; Since 1990 Los Angeles Raiders, Los Angeles, California; Since 1984 Childhelp USA, Orange County California;
Since 1985 National Football League New York, NY.; Since 1993 Portrait Busts of annual Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees