Margaret Baker

Artist Statement

I'm a painter of moments-in-between, memories, family photos, portraits, and pets. I work with oils on linen and wood panels to create paintings that become cherished heirlooms.

My interest in painting moments and old family photos came from a fascination with the stories that the images could tell. My father left behind 1000s of old family photos, a mixture of his family, my mom’s family, and my own childhood. I picked some of the oddballs- not good lighting, out of focus, odd position- and made some paintings. I found myself drawn to the stories I could create.