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HAND PAINTED SILKS BY CAROL BAKER

My art career began in the Arkansas Ozarks in the early 1980s. I began painting and weaving as a member of the Arkansas Craft Guild. As a weaver and dyer of textiles, I was honored when, in 1993, I was selected to create an ornament for the White House Christmas tree, on view for visitors to the nation’s house through that season.

In the early 1990s, I relocated to the peninsula in Monterey, California, where I began painting in silk exclusively. I was drawn to the luminescence of the transparent dyes on the shimmering silk and that I could work with the dyes like a watercolorist. I focus on silk scarves and pillows as a basic rectangular form for my subjects. My interests in nature, birding, weather, landscapes and more are reflected in my designs. Each scarf or pillow is unique, a one of a kind painting in a functional form that can be worn or displayed.

Now that I have moved to the St. Augustine, Florida area, I am excited to interpret the unique nature and landscapes of this area in my silk work.

NOTABLE EXHIBITIONS AND AFFILIATIONS:

2018

Garguilo Art Foundation’s 2018 Art In Public Places Winners – Flagler County Art League

2018

Nomination for Artist of the Year – Gargulio Art Foundation / Flagler County Art League

2017

Arts on Granada, 67 West Granada, Ormond Beach, Florida

2016

Gargulio Art Foundation, Palm Coast, Florida

2016

The Hub, New Smyrna, Florida

2015

Gallery Of Local Artists – Flagler Beach, Florida

2015

I Am Art – The Hammock, Florida

2015

Flagler County Art League, Palm Coast Florida

2004

Artist in Residence, Palace Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California

2005

Artist in Residence, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

1997

Featured Artist, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, California

1995

Featured Artist, Polaris Gallery, Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California

1995

Featured Artist, Local Color Gallery, Big Sur, California

1993

Solo Show, Artisan’s Hand, Carmel Valley, California

1989

Solo Exhibit, Art Center of the Grand Prairie, Pine Bluff Arkansas

1986

Arkansas Craft Guild Group  Show, Arkansas Convention Center, Little Rock Arkansas – governor’s award