Surrounded by boldly coloured paintings, artist Louise Baker looks at one of her creations, which utilizes bright hues of blue, green, orange and yellow to illustrate a textured water scene.
Baker’s art show kicked off on Monday night with a wine and cheese reception at Gallery 1919, located inside Dean’s Flowers in North End Halifax.
Through the use of varied techniques, including texture, layering and colour, Baker’s “Different Strokes” collection features a contemporary take on traditional subjects.
Previously an art director for Saga Communications and Bristol Communications, Baker says working with illustrators who have different styles was an inspiration for her artwork.
“I think I’ve evolved into the type of artist that is interested in a wide range of styles and colour palettes and different textures.”
Baker is a NSCAD University graduate and her show presents 17 images, which she painted over the course of three months.
The collection, painted in acrylic and oil, emphasizes the use of bright colours to depict landscapes and abstract shapes, including images of beaches, trees and flowers.
“Her paintings are so exhilarating,” says Holly Winchester, owner of the gallery and Dean’s Flowers. “The colour palette is exquisite and the combinations of colours just make you feel really good.”
Baker’s works will be on display at Gallery 1919 until Nov. 25.