Blake Lannon

Art Bio

Blake Lannon has been painting since her early years. She was influenced by a nun, Sister Corita Kent. Sister Corita was a powerful influence to many woman artists in Los Angeles She taught at the Immaculate Heart High School and College and made people aware of the injustices to women and wars  in the world.

Blake had her first shows in Los Angeles in the 70’s. One was at the newly opened Women’s Building, another at the Art Against AIDS exhibition. Years later, she continued painting while raising a family. After moving to New York City in the early 80’s she pursued painting along with museum work and art events. Abstract landscapes were a beginning. The paintings addressed visual clues regarding ancient landscapes, standing stones,  reflecting her continuing concerns for the sustainability of the earth. She was inspired by the political events of the time i.e. the breaking down of the Berlin Wall, civil rights, and the women’s movement, all reflected in vast changes in the art world.   Blake’s concerns have also been inspired by David Maisel’s photography: Black Maps. As Natasha Egan said, “Eliciting anxiety in the presence of the sublime.” 

After moving back to California,  her concentration centered on the destructive treatment and lack of care for the earth. She chose to express these feelings in the production of small intimate abstracts which reflect a more individual and personal vision. Blake’s work still is concerned with empathy for those who are suffering from war, immigration and abuse. The work is strong in color and subtle in message.

 Her work is available in San Miguel Allende, Mexico  or in California by using her email account  to contact her.  She is also represented in many collections throughout the world.