“I love to paint from life, whether in the studio or plein air. This gives me an immediacy of experience… of form, light and color… that I can translate into paint on a canvas I try to convey what I see when I stop looking at the world in a casual and remote way and instead see things intensely and immediately. I want to create an emotional experience that comes from seeing some elusive or unrecognized beauty in an object person or scene. In a sense, art is for me, unveiling the beauty of everyday things.”
Linda J. Baker has studied art at the University of Wisconsin, Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts (Chicago), and Scottsdale Artists School. She has won numerous awards for her art, including Best in Show, People’s Choice, Mayor’s Award and Wisconsin Regional Artist‘s Award, amongst others. She has served as president of Painter’s Showcase of Portland and is Vice President of Lake Area Artists. Her paintings hang in private collections and are shown in galleries and shows nationally.
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