fine and functional art
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                                                                Patty Baker
I've been drawing and painting since I could hold a crayon. I grew up on the
north shore of Long Island and was involved in every art activity available to me.
My parents supported my interest in art and encouraged me to always be my best.
I have always had, and continue to have very talented, creative and supportive
people around me.

I traveled around the country in my late teens and ended up in Fort Collins,
Colorado,
where I began my art degree. Much of my education was paid for through
scholarships
and awards, and I worked in a restaurant to pay the rest.
I studied under noted Professors Gary Kiemig (drawing) and Dave Yust (painting).
I took more credits in these areas than I needed for my degree, and both professors
asked me to be a teaching assistant in their classes, which I did for five semesters.
During this time, I was painting and drawing in all my free time - often late into the
night.
Only in retrospect do I see how fortunate I was to have had the opportunity to
spend all that time doing what I loved.

Color is my joy! I love to play with color relationships and see how they change
when they're next to different colors. Twenty years later, I continue to explore
the phenomenon of color relationships through landscapes and still lifes.
I've been asked if I get bored painting every day, and I answer with a resounding,
“NO!”
I wake up every morning excited to learn new things through my artwork.
Most importantly, as Matisse once said, "I like to spread happiness through my
paintings."

Life is good.
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Acrylic on Canvas
18" x 24"
Framed in 5" Gold Leaf Plein Air
Frame
$400
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Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 20"
Framed in 3" Black Plein Air Frame
$350
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Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 20"
Framed in 3" Black Plein Air Frame
$350
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Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 20"
Framed in 3" Black Plein Air Frame
$350
Young America Road Series
Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 20"
Framed in 3" Black Plein Air Frame
$350
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Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 20"
Framed in 3" Black Plein Air Frame
$350
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Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 48"
Framed in Black Floater Frame
$975
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Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 20"
Framed in 3" Black Plein Air Frame
$350
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Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 20"
Framed in 3" Black Plein Air Frame
$350
Untitled
Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 20"
Framed in 3" Black Plein Air Frame
$350
Young America Road Series
Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 20"
Framed in 3" Black Plein Air Frame
$350


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