Born in 1971 Alphanso Blake lives and works in the hills of St. Andrew where he gets the inspiration for many of his breathtaking landscapes. He received the Award for “Most Outstanding Student” in 1988-1989 at the Edith Dalton James High School. He then attended the Edna Manley School of Visual and Performing Arts. Alphanso has had numerous group exhibitions and two very successful solo showings to his credit.
His most recent international shows were in Toronto, Canada, Charleston, South Carolina, New York, Barbados and Washington DC. His work is part of the private collection of popular American Singer Roberta Flack. Alphanso is influenced by the work of famous Jamaican artists Barrington Watson and George Rodney as well as US artist Joseph Holston. He has been presented with three Certificates of Merit, two in 1996 and one in 1998 from the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Festival of Arts Competition in the category of visual Arts. Alphanso’s subject matter ranges from landscapes to seascapes, abstracts, semi-abstracts and figure studies.