Hi, I am Barb Bloom and I am a lifelong resident of NE Ohio, making my studio at the Twist Drill building in Superior StClair. We moved to this location in March 2023 from the iconic Artcraft building. My husband, Stephen is a soapmaker extraordinare . I am also mom of a sweet dog named Daisy and 2 cats- jacqui and Mabel. I am also a blogger. My primary focus in my art is surface design. Serti , or French resist method involves transfer of drawn design to the silk by applying gutta resist. The silk is stretched on a frame and painted. The silk is steamed set, color fast and washable.
We also participate in third Fridays at 78th Street studios and can be found in the studio space of Jeff Dube and Alan Kradlak in #203.
I resonate with the philosophy Louis Comfort Tiffany advocated: we need to be surrounded with beauty, and art allows us to find encouragement, vibrance and joy. It is my goal to fulfill this philosophy to daily life, crating vivid, joy filled designs.
I take your photo and paint it on silk. This pup portrait became a pillow
Art Noveau Dandilions
Inspired by 1896 Czech wallpaper. Vintage color palate.
Art Noveau botanical poppy
Scarlet poppies dance in a field of Smokey dark gray with gold polka dots.
Silk scarf hand painted with a row of 12 foxes, each with their own expression.
Do you like her work?
Hire her for your project.