Lillian Blades was born in 1973 in Nassau, Bahamas. She received a BFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA in Painting from Georgia State University. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and Caversham in KwaZulu Natal South Africa. Her work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, as well as The Bahamas, Trinidad, Germany and South Africa. Her work has been commissioned for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, The East Atlanta Library and is in the collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art and the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.