Patty Baker, Germantown, NY Member Since February 2007 Artist Statement 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.
Studying under noted Professors Gary Kiemig in drawing and Dave Yust in painting expanded my understanding of color relationships. 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.
Thirty years and two-thousand paintings later, my work is held in private collections throughout 5 continents. I find myself back in the Hudson Valley, NY with my family and a huge new studio right on the Hudson River.
I love to paint and have the best job in the world! I paint every day and love to interpret the world through color.