Morgan Hill, Ca (August 2017) – Art BrandStudios, aleader in publishing Limited and Open Edition branded art programs, welcomes a new artist to its artistic family. Internationalartist Blend Cota is known for hispowerful brushstrokes andbold use of color, and his new work reflects that commitment to creating powerful emotional impact through the use of vivid hues and a bold pallet.. The collection, appropriately titled The Color,comprises seven pieces: King of Rock’n’Roll, Flamenco Dancer, Vive La Liberte, Eiffel Tower, Daddy’s Lil Monster, The Dark Knight, and The Joker and Harley Quinn. All of the piecesfeatureiconic imagery wrapped in Blend color. The result is colorful, bold and emotionally charged pop realism.One has to look no further than the colors of freedom, music and power electrifying The King of Rock “n” Roll, to multiple hues of vibrant color draping Lady Liberty in Vive La Liberte,to the movement and intensity of color of the mesmerizingly beautiful Flamenco Dancer, to feel Blend’s distinctive magic with color and brushstroke.

Blend is an accomplished artist with more than 25 years of experience, but his journey has been anythingbut traditional.After graduating with fine arts degree from the Fine Art Academy in Albania, Blend fled his native land in search of a more stable place to raise his family. He settled in Toronto, Canada, where he pursued his love of photography and fineart, and builta successful career with art publishing companies. He is currently Creative Director for the Thomas Kinkade Studios.Although he has worked in a wide range of styles including study sketches, nudes, detailed, realism, abstract installation and photography, his evolution as an artist brought him to a unique artistic space defined by a new style he calls colorism.“Colorism is a method that breaks through the limitations of traditional fine art to unlock the imagination, spark engagement, and invite onlookers to experience a more powerful connection,” Blend explains. “It is a playful blend of colors that sparks human emotion.” And that is the heart and soul of Blend’s new collection.Art Brand Studios will release The Color Collection in two waves –four paintings in August and three more later in 2017.

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About Art Brand Studio
Art Brand Studios is a leading publisher of branded art programs in both Limited and Open Edition. ABS is committed to growingartists’ brands with quality and integrity through corporateand independently owned galleries worldwide, strategic art licenses with Disney and DC Comics, licensing relationships with more than 70 licensees such asHallmark and Bradford Exchange, and cross-channel marketing that includes everything from web to print to event management and targeted multimedia campaigns. ABS publishes the work of Thomas Kinkade, Thomas Kinkade Studios,Blend Cota, Marjolein Bastinamong others.

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