Artist Nicole Baker in the Moment Spontaneous Mark Making with her original artwork ‘Carousel’
Investing in a piece of art
Abstract Art Nicole Baker; When you have invested in a piece of artwork, it is something you should enjoy over and over again. Every time you enter the space it is hung, it should bring you a sense of happiness and pride. It should be the talking point at a dinner party if hanging in your living area. It should be timeless and never date and always importantly make your room dance, sing, and pop.
Artist Nicole Baker creates her work using a variety of in the moment brush strokes that feather across her working surface. Her loose, gestural work is controlled and complex in its colour palette and composition.
Nicole BAKER abstract art – Carousel
Even though it is delicately pleasing to the eye, ‘Carousel’ has a hastiness about it when viewing it for the first time. But at more detailed inspection, you will find layers and layers of fleeting colour, an arrangement of solid shapes and free-formed sketches that resemble a purposeful and precise flightiness.
Her confident self shows through her chosen mediums. Painted with intent, ‘Carousel’ has been constructed thoughtfully with built-up textural layers of acrylic, gold leaf and oil stick. Solid, bold colours blend into transparent layers with ease. Smudged pastel blues, pinks and purples are embraced with the elegance of harsh indigo, navy and Prussian blue strokes. Gold leaf patches cover areas of the cotton canvas and break apart the drawn and painterly layers. This happy and positive academic paints for the love of expression.
Nicole’s brush strokes are angelically finessed and controlled within the piece ‘Carousel’; This artwork is created in true Nicole Baker fashion. Acrylic colours have been painted on her working surface washed out, palette knifed on, re-brushed and re-drawn. Her colour palette and applications are purposeful and thought out way before this artist puts her art tools to canvas.
Her objective is to paint a purely abstract composition that is a signature piece in any room it is hung. She believes a great artwork should solely be enjoyed by its collector/s repeatedly but should also speak to anyone who enters the displayed space.
Creativity and self-expression are essential for everyone. When collecting artwork by artist Nicole Baker feel confident that you are adding your sense of flair to your room. Dress your chosen room, add furnishings and detail around the painting that speak to you. ‘Carousel’ will flatter a hallway entrance that features a simple chair and throw, or it would hang beautifully in a traditionally furnished or contemporary room. It can add elegance to a bedroom and speak poetically, or it can paparazzi a lounge room. It is a chameleon piece that a collector can work into many interiors.
Carousel 120 x 150cm – Original – Abstract Acrylic on Stretched Cotton Canvas Framed in White Timber and Glass by Australian artist Nicole Baker
Nicole BAKER abstract art – Fashion Did Not Steal My Smile
Purchasing a piece of original artwork should give you the same feeling as putting on a brand-new pair of Channel pumps.
What you wear and how you present yourself to the world showcases the person that makes you – YOU. It is the same to be said about a piece of original artwork. The artwork you choose for a room gives an insight into who you are visually. Do you have a bold, fun personality that you can portray with strong painterly solid marks on a painting? Do subtle soft pastels sing to your nature? Or are you a fashionista, someone who sets the tone of their swagger? If the last is you, then ‘Fashion Did Not Steal My Smile’ speaks your language.
This gorgeous 120 x 120cm original acrylic and oil abstract on cotton canvas features strong and well placed sketched painterly marks. Pinks, purples, pale blues and greens are neutralised with yellow ochre and Prussian blue hints of colour.
“When I start a fresh painting, I have my Zen zone going on. I start with a colour palette and canvas size and work from there. I am always in a positive mindset, and when I put brush to canvas, it is very freeing. For most of the time, intense overlapping of paint colours, drawn marks and painterly strokes on the one canvas intuitively flow.
I often revisit the artworks that I create weeks, months and sometimes years later and re-work them.
When I look at my finished works of art, they continue to give off the same vibe as when I was painting them even months later. I love what I do. I love unique fashion and art. For me, the two coincide naturally in my life. Creating a show-stopping painting is just as important as the latest season of fashion accessories.” Nicole Baker
‘Fashion Did Not Steal My Smile’ can work into a quiet room of blues, greys and white. It can also work itself into a more dramatic room of navy blue. It is a powerful piece that can stand alone or be complemented with soft furnishings such as blue velvet cushions, olive green throws or white bedding. ‘Fashion Did Not Steal My Smile’ is a piece that can hang romantically in a bedroom or quietly in a reading area. It speaks elegance and timeless style. “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” Coco Chanel
True to her signature style, artist Nicole Baker has a playfulness of composition and colour in this piece. For her, “Fashion Did Not Steal My Smile” is a delicate and alluring piece. It can hang in an adult bedroom or be shown in a teenage room. Each onlooker, be they young or old, can light-heartedly find a joyousness in this painting. It is calming even though the colours are brightly layered.
“To me, this painting is the supermodel of the catwalk. It confidently demands to be looked at when you enter the room.” Nicole Baker
As with choosing any original artwork for your home, it must talk to you. It has to be loved. If you have purchased a piece of artwork and these two boxes are ticked, you will continue to love it even in years to come. It will become a sound investment emotionally and financially.
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” Coco Chanel
Fashion Did Not Steal my Smile – 120 x 120cm – Original – Abstract Acrylic on Stretched Cotton Canvas by artist Nicole Baker