Illustrator Blossom Blair is a young artist who is beautifully representing the female form in the world of comics. Creating bold and colourful illustrations, her art is inspiring and champions empowerment.
How would you describe your work?
Colorful! I make it a thing to try and include diversity and variety in my work.
Who are your biggest influences?
A lot of different artists actually. Loish, Caleb Thomas, Anna Cattish, etc. I consume a lot of art everyday and discover so many new artists. I don't think I ever had just ONE favorite artist lol, I can never pick. I feel like they each inspire and influence different parts of my work!
How important is representation in Art? Its very important! I'll admit that it took me awhile to understand the significance of representation but looking back now, I don't think I'd be who I am today without seeing all of those strong and independent superheroines.
Seeing yourself on the big screen or in galleries definitely sparks something in you and helps make you feel included.
What advice would you give to a young artist following in your steps?
Well depending on what you want to do, I'd say it is important to have a plan or at least know what the next step is. Ask yourself: What do you want to do with your art and what are the steps that will get you there?
All images by and courtesy of Blossom Blair