Ann Allen Blake has worked in a variety of media, ranging from stained-glass to miniature assemblage environments. Her current paintings recall her formative years in the American heartland. Ms. Blake creates a world steeped in connotation and nostalgia, devoid of figures, yet soulful and rife with sensations. Meticulous in detail, Ms. Blake's works exist outside of time and space, recalling the simplicity of America at the turn of the century which simultaneously emphasizes the isolation of the present day. Whether representing a grove of trees, or a barn and silo, Ms. Blake uses composition, color, and light to capture the oft-ovelrooked emotions and memories in the bits and pieces alongside of the road.
Ms. Blake creates her modern pastoral works in her studio in the Hill Country in Texas. Although primarily self-taught, she studied studio art at the University of Texas at Austin and the Farlengaye school near London.