“For me painting is the filtering of many things through the actions taken. I am filtering – and expressing at the same time – those intangible attributes of place, or of feelings and life experiences.
I utilize my intuitive ‘compass’ to paint; this approach allows for an output of energy with many actions – gestures, line, scoring and scraping, subsuming, while coaxing forth form or arriving at a balance between tension and release. My aim is to create dynamic interest, where those actions taken are in sum imperfect, vulnerable and immediate, applied to a tuned surface.”

Blackmon earned her B.F.A.(1976) in painting and print-making from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and later continued studying art at the Atlanta College of Art. She has had solo exhibitions at  Quinlan Visual Arts Center (Gainesville, GA, 2015) and the Stan McCollum Gallery (Atlanta, GA, 2014), as well as group exhibitions at the The Fine Arts Workshop Atelier Group Exhibition at Bill Lowe Gallery (Atlanta, GA, 2014) and Emerging Artists Show at Anne Erwin Fine Art (Atlanta, GA, 2011). Blackmon’s work is in collections at MOCA GA, Getzinger Group /Jim Getzinger, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Hodges & Taylor Gallery, Bank of Atlanta, Randall Paulson Architects / Michael Randall, and Atlanta Law Firm.



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