Wim Blom’s work is precise, of a timeless quality. He adopts an intensely realistic approach to painting still lifes and images of uninhabited interiors, exploring the intrigue of spaces.
Blom was born in South Africa he received his Fine Arts degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and did post-graduate work at the University of Edinburg, Scotland, and at the University of Perugia, Italy. Blom taught at the University of the Witwatersrand and at the Johannesburg School of Art. Trained as an art historian he held the post of Research Curator at the National Gallery of Canada and subsequently that of Curatorial Administrator.
After leaving the museum world Blom dedicated himself exclusively to painting. For a number of years, he lived in Italy and Spain and exhibited internationally. Blom is a devoted traveller and an inveterate reader in several languages.
Blom’s work is represented in public collections, such as the National Gallery of Canada, the South African National Gallery in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.S.A.Wim Blom has exhibited internationally. He lives and works on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.