One of the Original Australian Resin Artists – Jessica Skye Baker brings ‘Lourdes’
Jessica is an accomplished artist who is recognised as one of the original Australian resin artists. Resin is a medium she found at a young age, and Jessica has spent years perfecting her craft and style. She has sold hundreds of works and her pieces hang in commercial and residential spaces worldwide.
Intense, rich and electric Mediterranean blues make ‘Lourdes’ a magical and captivating artwork. There is no way this painting isn’t going to command attention in any space it is hung.
‘Lourdes’ is an impressive large scale resin painting by Jessica Skye Baker. There are countless spaces where this painting could be hung to great effect. In a clean, minimal and modern space it would be a natural dramatic modern focus. It will complement a contemporary space with a mix of influences or be a beautiful and bold counterpoint in a converted industrial space. An expanse of concrete or brickwork would set the blue of ‘Lourdes’ off very nicely.
How did one of the best Original Australian Resin Artists – Jessica Skye Baker create the resin painting, Lourdes?
Jessica’s resin paintings have a unique depth and character which often invites questions of how they are created. She is a spirited and passionate artist who loves to completely embrace her medium. Her many years of experience with the organic motions of the fluid medium allow her to control the process and also release to the will of the resin.
Initially, the canvas is mapped out—the colour combinations chosen and specific mediums selected. Resin can necessitate a slow process and often individual pieces take months to complete. Her paintings are built up from layers of acrylic paint, inks, pigment and resin, which are allowed to naturally overflow from the edge of the canvas.
This is true for ‘Lourdes’, which has been created with multiple resin pours. Electric blue acrylic was used to cover the entire canvas surface, then embedded in a layer of resin. Pigments and inks were added into and over the resin, followed by more resin poured on top. In the final steps of resin, the colour rises to the surface like a phoenix from the ashes—glorious!
Jessica Skye Baker’s work is unique in its ability to peacefully say nothing, but have the space to say everything.
It is this layering and depth which invites the viewer in close. Upon each viewing new details and intricacies can be observed. Fine lines, pops of pigment which appear to float, and translucent washes of colour are all frozen within and beneath the glossy surface.
The sheer size of Jessica’s work makes her pieces captivating and enigmatic. As she is one of the original Australian resin artists she has worked for many years from a large studio just outside Melbourne, Australia. The studio is open to the public if you are curious and happen to pass by the area.
Designing your space with ‘Lourdes’
Selecting ‘Lourdes’ for your home or business will add a large bold statement, a daring dash of personality and flair that will be unmissable. The energy and enthusiasm with which the painting was created remains evident on the canvas. Be it a river, the heavens above, the depths of the ocean, or those within—Jessica Skye Baker’s work is unique in its ability to peacefully say nothing, but have the space to say everything.
Similarly, ‘Lourdes’ can take on a powerful role in a strong architecturally designed commercial space with clean lines, or sit in a more subdued way against softer surroundings. It will add luxury against white walls or work to refine a space of textured surfaces, marble floors, leather chesterfield couches, or polished timber furniture.
As with all of Jessica’s pieces, ‘Lourdes’ is a unique and original artwork, that can never be replicated. Investing in it will bring years of pride and pleasure.
Collect your own original by Jessica Skye Baker
The beauty of Jessica’s work is in the eye of the beholder. Bring to it what you will, allow it to speak to you, and to open up your emotions. You as a collector contribute to the meaning of the piece, add to its beauty and get to intertwine your personal story with it. The work comes alive as you view it, find beauty in it and incorporate it into your world.
Jessica’s stunning work can be commissioned to suit the size, colour palette, and mediums you wish. Pieces are available online at The Block Shop, Baker Collection and Saatchi Art.
‘Lourdes’, 120x300cm, artist Jessica Skye Baker. Original resin painting on cotton canvas.