Lillian Michiko Blakey is a Sansei, a third generation Canadian. She is a past president of the Ontario Society of Artists, which was founded in 1872. Her artwork can be found in the Government of Ontario Art Collection and the Nikkei National Museum in Burnaby, British Columbia, as well as in private collections in many countries.
Her current work tells her family’s story over many generations. Some works show events which changed the course of history; some show reflection and anticipation; others merely reflect human existence in everyday activities.