Blakely Bering’s professional art career began upon graduating with a BFA in theater design. Blakely put her studies in costume and set design to direct use by working in opera design and television production around the United States. Transitioning from large scale design to fine art was seamless and natural for her.
Painting figurative abstractions and “Blooms” at first, Blakely’s art evolved into pure abstraction. Experimenting with techniques, mediums, and styles; she honed in on her true abstraction voice in 2006. To collectors around the world, Blakely’s classic styles a frozen moment, a landscape, a figure, an ocean, an aerial view; it is subjective. She has been noted as a colorist for her intricate rich layers of oil. Her abstractions are in flux, serious, and unassuming. Reflecting her theatrical sense, the artwork remains powerful from thirty feet away. Inspired by her love of cooking, Blakely combines oils, powdered pigments, crushed metals, and secret ingredients, from scratch, to create her own paint mixtures. Selling over 4,000 paintings, Blakely’s art is included in over 100 corporate collections nationally and internationally.