Art Powered By Passion, Coffee and Big Talent: Christina Baker

25 Oct

I have a confession to make, Artsies.  I have been remiss.  Since the beginning of Artsy Forager, I’ve had Christina Baker listed as a Pick of the Crop artist, and save for a few mentions in Friday Faves and The Artsy Home, I have yet to feature her!  Shame, shame, shame!!  So to make it up to the lovely and always supportive, Christina, today you’re getting a two-fer!!  One now and watch for a special The Artsy Home feature later.

The House My Heart Built, acrylic on canvas, 18x18

This self-taught artist’s work is ever-evolving and intuitive.  One of my favorite games to play with Christina’s abstract work is “What Do You See?”.  In every piece, there is something that is familiar, yet fresh.  In one instance, I may think I see a representation of one thing, but then I go back, take a second look and see something completely different.

Cloud Animals, acrylic on canvas, 8x8

Her use of color and light creates soft, yet powerful imagery, the kind of work that translates easily between contemporary and more traditional aesthetics.

Moondrops, acrylic on canvas, 18x18

Watching the Grass Grow, acrylic on canvas, 30x30

I hope you loved Christina’s work as much as I obviously do.  To see more, please visit her website!  In Nashville, her work can be seen at York & Friends and at the Southern Living Showcase Home until November 6th ( more on that later!! ).  For Atlanta folks, check her out at Gregg Irby Fine Art.

Featured image is The Garden Inside of His Heart, acrylic on canvas, 24×24.  All images via the artist’s website.

3 Responses to “Art Powered By Passion, Coffee and Big Talent: Christina Baker”

  1. lovefeasttable October 26, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    Thank you for keeping us constantly inspired. Her work belongs in my house. It would be perfect with my color palette. Hmmm…Christmas wish list.
    ~kristin

    • Lesley October 26, 2011 at 7:56 am #

      What a wonderful Christmas gift that would be, Kristin!

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