Barbara Baker

Oil painting in a traditional impressionistic style that stresses the basic beauty of paint by utilizing color harmony, composition, and variation of brushwork has been my passion for many years.

A trip to Alaska in the 50's, and teaching school in the town of Mendocino, culminated in taking adult painting classes at San Mateo Jr. College and Canada College. Then followed private lessons with Fred Robles, Jean Henry, and Richard Bowman. While living in San Mateo, she taught students of Jean Henry School of Art in San Francisco and students in her own studio in San Mateo.

After retiring to the Sierra foothills near Yosemite in 1980 I studied watercolor with LaVere Hutchings in Jamestown, took workshops with Joyce Pike in Morro Bay and Placerville, and Ted Goerschner in Pinecrest. I showed my work with the Mother Lode Art Association and Central Sierra Arts Council in Sonora, the Twain Harte Open Art Shows, and the Sierra Art Society in Groveland. While there, I won BEST OF SHOW in the Mother Lode Art Show and the Tuolumne County Fair Art Section in Sonora. Since returning to Bay area in 1999, I have shown with the Sunnyvale Art Club and the Pacific Art League.

I hope that you will join me on a journey to see, through my eyes and heart, the colors and images that add beauty to our lives. I also hope that at some level, my paintings will connect with you on a spiritual and emotional level.
Cathedral RockCalifornia CoastFlower FieldGirl in the pink SkirtSunflowersGambel GardenOnly a roseStll life - DaffodilsA favorite place

Guestbook for Baker, Barbara
CL Haywood(non-registered)
Beautiful new works! I especially love the seascape! Really enjoy your style and spirit, Barbara.