This abstract painting is named after the Irish saint, Brendan, and the legendary voyage he took with a group of monks in a currach-type boat. Some believe he discovered North America on his voyage, long before Columbus or even Leif Erickson. There are many fantastical tales about his trips, including crystal pillars, fire-throwing demons, and landing on a whale thinking it was an island. There is much fodder for the imagination here! This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished gray edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Kerri Blackman

Saint Brendan's Voyage

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

36" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 0 oz.



Kerri Blackman
Oregon City, Oregon

Getting to Know Kerri

"One of the reasons I paint is that I cannot put the things I see and feel into words,” says Kerri Blackman. Painting is the primary way that Kerri communicates her love of nature. She approaches her pieces intuitively, facilitating a conversation between the paint and canvas. The artist appreciates the challenges she faces in her abstract work because it allows her to exercise her creativity. The problem-solving that occurs while painting produces unexpected aesthetic results, and helps Kerri avoid boredom or “artistic cliches.” She strives to unite inspiration, color, and mark-making to harmoniously portray the elements of the Pacific Northwest environment around her that she finds most beguiling–leaves dancing in the breeze, light reflected in puddles, and the untamable gray ocean.