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Joined date : 03 April, 2014
About : BIOGRAPHY - PAULA BAKER, 504zArtist
Touchtalent, an international artist webpage, recently voted Paula Baker one of the “Top 10 Artists to Follow in the United States.”
“I try to capture the personality in each image and make it come alive in the painting. My focus is always the light...without light, there is no color...without color, cloudy grey hides the sunshine, preventing a deadbolt from unlocking the possibility of a Golden expression. The ability to see the light excites me, and like a child plays, the world around me becomes my canvas. Emerald greens, fire engine reds, ocean blues, and Canary yellows are accented with dark blacks and light whites. Methodically and unknowingly my paint-filled brush dances across a stark white canvas with wild colors, and before I have time to breathe, the hands of the clock have blessed me with a new day. Born, from an artistic process that mysteriously stems from within me, is a new representation of life... a painting!”
After moving back to Louisiana from Texas, Paula joined the Abbey Players in Abbeville in the late 1990’s, acting as President of the Board, accepted the Governor's Arts Award from Governor Kathleen Blanco, founding the Children’s Arts Academy. Paula has written the first two books of a children's book series, illustrated the books with her paintings and photographs, and published a coffee table book called, 504z Artist Defines New Orleans. She has also recently finished a novel which is in the publishing process.
After 22 years, Paula is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to return to Houston. She is one of downtown Houston’s ART BLOCKS featured artists, sharing her artwork in the windows of Main Street’s CVS and Food Network’s featured restaurant, Bombay Pizza. Additionally, Paula’s 6-foot painting hangs in the lobby of one of the high-rises within the ART BLOCKS and her pieces adorn the picture windows overlooking Main Street Square. During the school year, she works as a Health Fitness Specialist, painting in the evenings for relaxation and fun.
"Art, of any form, is my true passion; however, painting allows me the opportunity to relax, to connect, and to visually express my ideas and thoughts to others. Recently, I met with a group of local artists. My hope is that by inspiring others, new doors will open to those who have never been given the opportunity to paint, but who have always wanted to try. Painting can heal the wounded and brighten a soul."
Paula developed and remains true to her own technique. “I choose colors I like, most of them electrically bright. I don’t have a specific plan for each color; my eye, my heart and my spirit help guide me. Before my eyes blink, my heart races, or my spirit sky-rockets, the sketch beneath is covered with thick paint. I knowingly place it on the canvas like soft snowflakes blanket a frozen ground. Unveiling my creation reveals the contents behind a locked door. I see the light, which continues to be my guide, always my main focus!'
Services : HOW TO BUY A PRINT OF AN ORIGINAL PAINTING
Using Paula Baker's site listing, http://504zartist.pixels.com, a variety of different sizes and types of high quality framed prints, canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, greeting cards, throw pillows, and cell phone covers can be ordered, paid for and shipped directly from the site to your address of choice.
HOW TO BUY AN ORIGINAL PAINTING, OR COMMISSION A PAINTING
Purchasing an original painting is easy.
If you see a painting you are interested in purchasing, visit my website, http://www.PaulaBakerART.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Paypal and all major credit cards are accepted, ensuring a fast and secure transaction. If you would like to use a different payment option, kindly email me to discuss.
If interested in commissioning a painting, simply email me a copy of your favorite personal image to email@example.com. I am able to transform it into an acrylic painting. After a personal discussion of your interests and suggestions, providing you with a quality product that you will be sure to love, I require a deposit to cover purchased materials. If it meets your approval, the balance is due after you view the finished product.
My prices are based on size and difficulty level of the subject(s).
Prices are for a subject of one item, person, or animal and a simple background. Additional figures will have an additional charge depending on complexity and size. I will be happy to discuss details after viewing your jpeg photo.
Shipping will be $25 + depending on the size. Shipping insurance is included in the price of the painting.
All copyrights to the paintings and images sold are owned by artist, Paula Baker.
Achievements : Governor’s Arts Award - Theatre
Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco