Michigan in Paisley by Mel Blohm

Michigan in Paisley by Mel Blohm

Michigan in Paisley by Mel Blohm

Mel Blohm was trained as a fine artist at Grand Valley State University and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design. From Grand Rapids Michigan, Mel’s passion for art and design was handed down from his parents, who were very creative individuals. They were crucial in the development of his creativity. Mel Blohm said, “When I was a kid my parents went out of their way to make sure I was exposed to a variety of different experiences including trips out East, hunting & fishing, art museums, and much more.” His parents were very supportive of anything he wanted to try. They encouraged him to explore the world around him, and treat others the way he would want to be treated.
Ever since Mel was a kid he would doodle and play with his light table while tracing images of Disney characters. His parents would take me to all sorts of craft shows and art galleries. When he started to grow older, his dream was to become a famous artist like his idols (Dali, Picasso, Warhol, and Frank Lloyd Wright). Several years ago Mel decided to focus on what he loved, which was drawing and doodling. During that time, he was also helping his wife plan their wedding. She wanted him to design their wedding invitations and he ended up creating some beautiful gold metallic paisley letters.
Over the past few years, Mel Blohm has been interested in the ways people look at art. While pursuing this idea, he began to push the bounds of what paisley patterns can create. He found that leading a viewer into the composition with the organic shapes that the paisley patterns create allows the viewer to be captured in the soothing, swirling effect. This method of composition intentionally leads each viewer to follow a similar path as they enjoy the piece.
Paisley Michigan Print
Paisley Upper Michigan Print
Paisley Lower Michigan Print
Paisley Michigan Beer Can Glass
Paisley Michigan Glass
The artist, Mel Blohm
The artist, Mel Blohm

New Riverstone Gallery Photo Gifts

Riverstone Gallery offers unique photo gift items such as bookmarks, bottle stoppers, coasters, cutting boards ornaments, koozies, ornaments, sun catchers, framed tiles and puzzles. And now Riverstone Gallery offers Petoskey Stone Michigan necklaces, earrings and tie tacs along with Michigan theme or personalized key rings, and Michigan theme prints in various sizes.
You can personalize many of these gift items with your own picture or choose an original Michigan themed photograph. A dye sublimation processed is used by firing the image into the surface of the item at high pressure and temperature for a long lasting gorgeous finish. The Michigan themed photo gifts feature photography by local photographers Gregory Steele and Allyson Schwartz.