Brian Blood has excited and inspired fine art collectors for over two decades. Since graduating from Academy of Art University and becoming a faculty member in the School of Fine Art, Blood has quickly become one of California’s most sought-after plein air painting artists. Blood’s signature California landscapes have been featured in a multitude of publications including American Artist, Art of the West, Plein Air, and Southwest Art. His recent achievements include the Best Local Artist Award, the Artist’s Choice Award, and the People’s Choice Award at the 2008 Carmel Art Festival; the Southwest Art Award of Excellence; showing at the 96th Annual California Art Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition; the 2005 People’s Choice Award at the Napa Valley Museum; and the Landscape Award of Excellence at Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art’s 2005 Salon International. Blood was recently honored as an Outstanding Alumnus and awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from President Elisa Stephens and Academy of Art University.