2016 Blake Eames
Blake Snyder Eames is a professional artist who has exhibited her work in
multiple venues for more than 20 years. Her paintings, design, murals and
furniture pieces can be found in homes, businesses and collections across
the country. Her style is pop art infused and art deco inspired resulting in
vibrant patterns that inspire the senses and soothe the mind’s desire for
structure. Well known for her bold, geometric paintings, Eames is also the
owner of Blake Eames Design, an independent enterprise specializing in
commercial and residential interior design and furniture redesign.
In her art, Eames strives for a graphic perfection, by lining textural dots of
paint interwoven with bursts of color that create angles for the eye to follow,
generating movement that integrates all levels of the composition. Intervisible
objects, or those that share a direct line of sight with one another,
propel the viewer in new directions and draw him/her in more deeply, where
the visceral appeal to the eye becomes a mental investigation of process.
Eames’s pristine hand fabrication conveys the artistic energy of the pieces,
sometimes amplified and sometimes subdued, but always evolving and
progressing into it’s final form. Color as subject is also a product of mood
and further inspires the viewer to see what can be, to evaluate the
environment in a new way, and to delight in the unexpected.
Eames is a lifelong resident of Lexington, Kentucky, where she lives with
her musician husband, Willie Eames and their two children in a century-old
restored house downtown.