Whether recognized as an artist, wife, mother, grandmother,
pilot, evangelist or even the "sketching cowgirl"
on local television, Blishs deep personal relationship
with God draws her out of her studio to share her faith. The
method she has found includes her paintingsnot just of
the Lord, but of serene shorelines, restful landscapes and children
Her formal art education was limited to a single two-week
course, but her enthusiasm and desire to learn was unbounded.
Even so, she credits watercolorist Edgar A. Whitney as the
catalyst of her interest in painting design and structure.
Until then, she had studied such other subjects as psychology,
philosophy and comparative religion at Bradford Junior College.
It wasnt until she married Stanley Blish and moved
to Delaware that her fine art career was created. There, looking
for something to spruce up the wall of their first apartment,
the newlywed decided to paint it herself. Following that auspicious
beginning, Blish became a member of the American Watercolor
Society, the American Artists Professional League and
the Allied Artists of America, while winning awards from The
National Arts Club and enjoying sold-out exhibitions and shows.
Through her art, writing and speaking, she continues to praise
Him in line, color and word. Most recently, her inspirational
images have been shared with others with the publication of
Drawing Closer: The Paintings and Personal Reflections of
Carolyn Blish (The Greenwich Workshop Press).