From both her New Orleans home and Elysian Fields workroom, Bliss McCall creates artwork based on her photography and travels throughout Louisiana and beyond. While New Orleans itself would provide enough inspiration for most any artist, Bliss taps into inspirational subject matter from her travels as the basis for her work.
From photos of the places she visits as well as her own memories of the color and composition of scenes, Bliss meticulously blends her oil-based paint palettes to achieve detailed recreations of seminal moments and places. She is interested in translating what’s been captured in her mind’s eye, using her own photos as a guideline.
Bliss holds degrees in interior design/architecture from Oklahoma State University, and she has received personal tutelage from renowned New Orleans artist, Fredrick Guess, and famous still life artist, Elizabeth Robbins. She lives in the residential area of the Warehouse District with her husband, J.O., and spends most days in her nearby studio.