Michael Blake

Michael Blake is a painter who exhibited with Geoffrey Rigden and Robert Welch in ‘Long Friendships’ at Linden Hall Studio in June 2016.

I clearly understand that the artist in our society cannot expect to make a living from their painting; cannot communicate through their painting with more than a few people; and is unlikely to achieve recognition beyond these few people, no matter how significant their work is. For the large mass of people there are other things that appeal. The artist paints only in relation to his own needs, and then he finds that there are isolated individuals who respond to his work.”

Michael Blake, 2016

A film about the ‘Long Friendships’ exhibition by Myles Corley