Brushstrokes of Nostalgia: The Artistry of Blanche Guernsey

Get to know artist, Blanche Guernsey from Gillette, Wyoming, as she prepares to release a collection of all new pieces for the latest virtual art show experience from Artburst Studios!

To Be Featured In:  Stories We Tell (Feb, 2024)
Learn More & View Work Examples:  Artburst Studios Artist Profile

In the heart of beautiful Gillette, Wyoming, resides a contemporary artist whose brushstrokes breathe life into still-life paintings, evoking a sense of nostalgia. Meet Blanche Guernsey, a self-taught artist who has nurtured her passion for art amidst the bustling life of raising five children. Despite the demands of motherhood, Blanche’s artistic journey has been a lifelong commitment, ignited by a childhood realization of her love of creating.

“There is something incredibly fulfilling about breathing new life into objects that were once cherished but have lost their place and have been discarded or forgotten.” 

Blanche’s art serves as a poignant reflection of her experiences and surroundings. Family, traditions, and a profound sense of belonging permeate her creations, depicted through bold brushstrokes in oils that tend to invoke a deep connection with the viewer.

Blanche’s artwork has found its way into numerous public collections and galleries across the country. Represented by institutions like AVA and Wyoming Art & Frame, her pieces adorn walls in exhibitions from Scarlow’s Gallery in Casper, to the gift shop at the DAHL in Rapid City, South Dakota.

For Blanche, oil painting is more than a medium—it’s a sensory experience, a dance of pigments and textures on canvas. The smell of paint, the rhythm of mixing colors, and the tactile sensation of brush on canvas all contribute to her artistic process.

Inspiration for Blanche springs from the everyday—well-loved objects, memories, and the passage of time. Each painting tells its own story, invoking shared experiences and cherished moments, bridging the gap between past and present.

Blanche’s art stands as a testament to the enduring power of nostalgia and the beauty found in everyday moments. Her latest collection will be available exclusively at our upcoming virtual art show “Stories We Tell (Feb 22-24).

Learn more about Blanche and her work at her official website:

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