The desire to produce art comes from within. Inspired and provoked by the imagery and content of the baroque Italian artist, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, I create colorful and emotional artwork to express. Shapes and images speak, beckoning to be constructed with paint. A water based oil medium is used to accomplish creations that stimulate and capture the viewer’s eye and attention. My work is my voice.
Anthony grew up as an only child in a small central Missouri town. While attending college, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater, he gained his first artistic experience as an assisting theatrical set artist under the mentor guidance of St. Louis Missouri’s very own Elaine Harris. It was Elaine Harris who inspired him to embrace his primary blue gift for the brush and the oil medium. The glorious creative duo team of Andy Chambers and Alan Dunham taught him to think outside the box and embrace all aspects of creativity as well as take risks and explore further. Today Anthony continues to express himself and grow with color as he thrives to create emotionally inspired art that will thrill the viewer at first glance. Anthony’s artwork insists on touching the senses with it’s colors and content. Each piece tells a story that may be recognizable to any viewer, or at least prompt the viewer to delve deeply into the visual monologue. These pieces do speak, and feel, and long to be understood. With this knowledge, Mr. Blake insists on giving these creative characters a platform to be seen and understood. So, he lifts his brush and moves it across the space of the canvas with the intention of giving life. IT’S ALIVE...IT’S ALIVE!! And it is worth it every time. Anthony Blake lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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