Jennifer Blake creates mostly landscapes of the sea, sky and plains of Maine. Her interest in painting revolves around textures of the water, stone, trees, grass and clouds. Her paintings show her desire to express bright vibrant color of nature. Her love of Maine since a child transforms her artwork into places of peace and calm spaces of all seasons.
Jennifer Blake was born in California and moved to Mount Desert Island, Maine when she was a baby. She started to create art in the high school with art classes. Her interest in painting grew when she started to take art classes in her sophomore year of college. In 1987, Jennifer Blake graduated with a B.F.A. in Painting from the Hartford Art School, Hartford, Connecticut. After college, Jennifer took some classes in Graphic Design at the University of Maine. With a background in art and graphic design, Jennifer Blake used her skills as a contract artist in the multimedia industry. She created background art and text at two children’s software companies named KnowWare and The Learning Company. After completing some contract work, Jennifer decided to return to Maine to pursue her love of painting. While creating paintings, she joined an agency called VSA Arts of Maine that helps people with disabilities sell their artwork. Jennifer Blake had an art show with VSA Arts of Maine during the year of 2009 and 2010. Jennifer Blake now works on her paintings at Parker Ridge in Blue Hill, Maine.
Jennifer Blake will be having an Art Show in August 2017 at the Ellsworth Library in Ellsworth, Maine.