Blenker has been developing and evolving a personal aesthetic in her artistic endeavors since childhood. Growing up outdoors in Northern California, she began engaging in color and texture through pastels, drawings and paintings. She later honed her skills under Kathy Reed at the Lafayette Parish High School Arts Academy in Louisiana, where she learned a solid foundation in design principles and techniques. This heavily influenced her decision to attend Pratt Institute in New York City.  After leaving the Institute, she moved back to Louisiana to begin her artistic pursuits.  She now lives in Brooklyn, but continues to have deep ties to New Orleans. She spends most of her time painting in the Gowanus neighborhood at her Spaceworks studio and moving through the city embracing the culture.