Born 1971 in Jamaica, Alphanso Blake started working in oils in 1989, but has since moved to acrylics – which he now uses exclusively. He lives and works in the hills of St. Andrew from where he draws much inspiration for many of his landscapes.
Blake has been in numerous group exhibitions and two very successful solo showings to his credit. His most recent overseas appearance s have been in the prestigious Art off the Main Show in New York; Jamaican Consulate Offices of in Toronto, Canada, and New York and the OAS Building Washington , D.C.
The Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts graduate is influenced by the works of art professionals such as Barrington Watson, George Rodney and American artist Joseph Holston. His subjects matter ranges from landscapes to seascapes, figure studies and in more recent times, he has become known for his semi-abstracts with cultural and musical themes.