christopher baker

the world is filled with images waiting to be painted.

I strive to portray more than the actual.  When I paint a surface, is is important to me that my audience is able to feel as well as to see the texture and light.  This goal of discovering more is why I paint.  Artistically, I feel that I travel down many different roads, but with the same vision.

My work process has a rhythm:  from photos, to drawings, to painted sketches, to a final piece.  Drawings and sketches are an experience that allows me to adjust composition and familiarize myself with the subject.  By the time the final piece is begun I often know the players, light forms, etc. almost by heart which allows me greater freedom in the application of paint.