Meet the artist, Steve Blair
Born with a sketch pencil in his hand, Steve polished his natural artistic abilities at the Art Institute of Atlanta before diving into a career as a commercial illustrator.
For 30 years, he has built a brand and reputation creating custom T-shirt designs, company logos, event posters and commissioned artwork in his hometown of Pensacola, as well as for clients from Key West, Florida, to Los Angeles, California.
He is most noted in Pensacola for his T-shirt designs for the Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team’s air shows and the official event artwork for the Blue Angels annual Homecoming Show at Pensacola Naval Air Station. (Even the Blue Angel pilots ask him to autograph each year’s limited-edition posters!)
Steve has penned designs for the Air Force elite flight demonstration team The Thunderbirds and for Jimmy Buffet’s yacht and his Margaritaville retail stores.
Other clients include Salt Life, Disney, Sea World, as well as hundreds of popular watering holes and eateries from Florida tourist hotspots like Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar in Destin, Peg Leg Pete’s on Pensacola Beach, the self-proclaimed World-Famous Flora-Bama Lounge, on Perdido Key and the renowned “gotta-kiss-the-moose” McGuire’s Irish Pub in Pensacola and Destin.
Steve has designed event posters for signature events in Northwest Florida: The Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival, Pensacola Seafood Festival, Pensacola Crawfish Festival along with Pensacola’s Earth Day Celebrations and Angel’s Garden Art Show.
He has distinguished himself as a marine artist, creating hundreds of designs for fishing tournaments, sport fishermen and fishing apparel companies.