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10744 M

Ocean Highway

Pawleys Island, SC

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Leslie B. Baker

Leslie B. Baker

Artist Bio

      Leslie B Baker was born in Washington DC and spent her childhood traveling the world with her military family. As she traveled, she marveled at the beauty of the world and hoped to capture it someday through her art. As an adult, she settled in Northern Virginia where she paints from her home studio.

Leslie Baker is a self-taught artist who was influenced by the French Impressionists movement early on in life. She started painting with oils in high school and is inspired by the beauty of nature and all of the glorious colors of flora and fauna are reflected in her luminescent landscapes. After taking a hiatus from painting to pursue a professional career, Leslie renewed her love of painting in 2009 and has had fun re-establishing her art and further refining her style and focus. More recently, Leslie’s painting style has been described as Modern Primative.

Currently, her primary medium is oil paint, but based on the subject matter, she sometimes switches to acrylics.

While visiting family and friends in Pawleys Island, SC, Leslie grew to love the low country and was exhilarated by the marshes, creeks and ocean teeming with wildlife. While Van Gogh went to the South of France to capture the unique light, Leslie only had to go to the low county to find the soft light reflected in the ever-changing sky and land. Her landscapes draw the eye deep into tidal marshes and creeks to enjoy the subtle beauty found only in the low country. Color is very important in her work and she continually experiments with color and texture to create different moods.

Leslie is a member of the Vienna Arts Society (VAS) in Vienna VA and the Northern Virginia Artists League. While new to showing art, her Acrylic painting Ripples won an award in a recent VAS show that highlighted art reflecting water.

The Juror commented that the painting was “an example of a well-executed development of background to foreground” and that we are allowed to roam around stopping here and there, never made to leave the space, but invited to play in this delightful piece, strong in color, movement, line and shape.”

See more of her work here: www.lesliebakerart.com