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Blackwell's paintings predominantly investigate themes pertaining to childhood; be it her own experience and memories of childhood and parenthood, or general observations of her own two children.

Her work provides glimpses into imagination, fantasy, story-telling and sometimes surrealism as well as identity and gender definitions.
Although recognisable faces often crop up in her work, she does not consider them portraits as such; she aims for the ‘characters' to represent a universal portrayal of children and childhood and animals in her compositions explore notions of protection, ownership and  threat.

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