Whether recognized as an artist, wife, mother, grandmother, pilot, evangelist
or even the "sketching cowgirl" on local television, Blish’s deep personal
relationship with God draws her out of her studio to share her faith. The
method she has found includes her paintings—not just of the Lord, but of serene
shorelines, restful landscapes and children at play.
Her formal art education was limited to a single two-week course, but her
enthusiasm and desire to learn was unbounded. Even so, she credits
watercolorist Edgar A. Whitney as the catalyst of her interest in painting
design and structure. Until then, she had studied such other subjects as
psychology, philosophy and comparative religion at Bradford Junior College.
It wasn’t until she married Stanley Blish and moved to Delaware that her fine
art career was created. There, looking for something to spruce up the wall of
their first apartment, the newlywed decided to paint it herself. Following that
auspicious beginning, Blish became a member of the American Watercolor Society,
the American Artists’ Professional League and the Allied Artists of America,
while winning awards from The National Arts Club and enjoying sold-out
exhibitions and shows.
Through her art, writing and speaking, she continues to praise Him in line,
color and word. Most recently, her inspirational images have been shared with
others with the publication of Drawing Closer: The Paintings and Personal
Reflections of Carolyn Blish (The Greenwich Workshop Press).