Harriet grew up in Miami, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida. Two years ago, she moved to Ormond Beach after a successful art career in the New Orleans area, where she lived for more than 40 years. In the late 80’s, she started hand -tinting black and white infrared photographs using transparent oils. That technique has become her recognizable style. Her main subjects are trees and landscapes, and her style is often described as romantic peacefulness, dreamy, and ethereal. Since moving to Florida, she has been using a digital camera to capture the local beaches and tropical vegetation.
Harriet's photographs are in many commercial and private collections across the country and internationally, including numerous hospitals and other medical settings, where they have a "healing art" quality. Until a recent renovation, her art was displayed in all of the sleeping rooms and meeting rooms of the Loews New Orleans Hotel. Her works are in the collection of the Roger Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Mobile Museum of Art, the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and others. She has won numerous awards, including "Best of Show" in the Bethesda Row Art Festival, Bethesda, Maryland. She had a One Woman Show, “Swaying Softly: Trees of the South” at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, MS. Most recently, Harriet was one of 4 photographers in a 2017 exhibition at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum, “Photos by Four” and her work was also included in the Ormond Memorial Art Museum gARTen Celebration, 2016.
Her collection of hand-tinted photographs can be printed on paper, canvas, metal, murals, or Plexiglas in a variety of sizes. She also prints her photographs on shower curtains and throw pillows.
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Harriet is a member of the Daytona Beach Art League and FLWAA. Her work can be seen at Arts on Granada in Ormond Beach and SeaCasas in Flagler Beach. She also has recently opened a studio in the Ocean Tower Condominium in Daytona Beach and her work can be shown there by appointment.
To set up an appointment to view Harriet’s work in her studio you can contact her at email@example.com or by calling 504-236-7161. You also can view Harriet’s work at www.harrietblum.com and her Etsy store at www.Etsy.com/HarrietBlum.