Patty Baker's Profile

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Thank you for taking the time to read about me and my work.

Life is good, and I am the happiest person in the world. I love to paint and I do it for a living.

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 of the way.

I studied under noted…

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  • Joined June 18, 2006

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Genie Collapsible Canvas, Chroma, Golden, and Liquitex acrylic paints

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About

Thank you for taking the time to read about me and my work.

Life is good, and I am the happiest person in the world. I love to paint and I do it for a living.

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 of the way.

I studied under noted Professors Gary Kiemig in drawing and Dave Yust in 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. I thoroughly enjoy exploring the phenomenon of color relationships through mostly 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. And most importantly, as Matisse once said, "I like to spread happiness through my paintings."

Life is good.

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I now work mostly on Genie Collapsible Canvas. It's a high quality canvas that is easy for my patrons and me to use. Genie Canvases are so easy to assemble. Your painting will be ready to hang in five minutes - and no tools required to assemble it! Genie Canvas has made it possible for me to move away from triptychs and paint large. I've saved so much money on shipping now that I'm not charging for shipping on any of my new commissioned paintings on Genie Canvases across the U.S.! You'll love how easy it is to use. Your painting will be safe in transport.

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