Abstract Australian Artist Nicole Baker masters the art of visual rhythm with her original one-off mark-making methods in ‘Dapper’
‘Dapper’ is a large, bold, abstract painting bursting with contrasting colours top to bottom. In this original artwork, acrylic paint is slathered in the background and foreground and overlapped with oil, giving it texture and depth. Thick and thin brush strokes add dimension and intrigue.
Typical of her mark-making, gestural style, Nicole’s ‘Dapper’ resembles nothing in particular, but evokes strong feelings of power, strength, and charisma.
Dapper is well suited to a room that has strong, bold energy flowing through it. Vibrant orange shapes command attention while aggressive brush strokes in sharp black, Prussian blue, olive green, yellow ochre, and soft mauve force the eye to move around the canvas.
‘Dapper’ would command the space of a lounge room, office, or bedroom. This large stretched canvas is 122 x 198cm in size. We suggest framing this piece in an oak, black, or white floating frame to achieve a finished and polished look. Because this painting is so daring, less is more in the room it hangs. It can be complemented with simple soft furnishings such as bedding, cushions, and throws. Neutral tones like taupe and cream, or calming colours like muted blue and slate grey, are the best accompaniment and will make this painting stand out without overwhelming the room.
When choosing an abstract piece, feel the energetic frequencies it gives you- literally feel the vibes!
artist NICOLE BAKER
“Abstract art should withstand the test of time and fit in with any décor be it antique or modern. It brings bold style and sophistication to any room. A great piece should immediately demand a viewer’s time, it’s not like a landscape or still-life that presents itself to you straight away.
An art collector hung one of my original paintings in a living room/bar area. She told me it always becomes the centre talking point at her dinner parties. The discussion is always about who can see what in the painting. It gets especially interesting once everyone’s had a cocktail or two.
When choosing an abstract piece, feel the energetic frequencies it gives you- literally feel the vibes! And pick elements you love. ‘Dapper’ has a strong presence with a lot of earthiness and sunshine.” Nicole Baker about her piece ‘Dapper’
No two people will see the same thing in one of Nicole’s paintings. True to form, ‘Dapper’ is a piece of artwork that will stand the test of time, delivering a new appreciation to its viewer every single time. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this stunning and imaginative piece says ten times more. It’s for the collector who’s adventurous, spontaneous, and above all, confident!