I came across this artist while reading the wonderful book “This Enchanted Isle” by Peter Woodcock.
Blackburn’s landscape work has a mysterious and other worldly feel. I think this is due to his masterful handling of pastel, a difficult and unusual medium which can produce a wonderful softness and blurring of edges. He has a strong colour sense; perhaps as a result of his background in textile design at the RCA. These images intrigue me and I know I will be inspired by his approach when I get immersed in my practise.
I will now have to see if I can get hold of this book: David Blackburn: The Sublime Landscape by Charlotte Mullins.
This is a link to an excellent interview with him by Ron Phillips in 2002