Peace Poppies 121x188cm – Original Resin on Cotton Canvas by artist Nicole Baker & Jessica Skye Baker
The ‘Peace Poppies’ original artworks are a series of one off Poppy paintings painted on a large scale stretched cotton or linen canvas. Each painting has been painted with a wet on wet effect and are a mixture of fluid watercolour techniques and bold, rich colour applications.
The canvas is soaked with water and acrylic inks and paints have been bled into the surface to form the leaves, stems and buds of the flowers. Once dry thick red and magenta acrylic paints have been layered onto the painting surface with a palette knife to form the flower petals.
To bring depth to the painting and to introduce intricate layers into the abstracted impressionistic poppies a glass resin has been applied. Once the resin has dried the paintings get re-worked as in the first initial stages, extra buds, flowers and stems are created and smaller details are added. The gold pigmented stamens are the final touch along with the Baker signature.
Peace Poppies are delightful paintings that bring a modern ambience to rooms. They set a lustrous feel to a professional space such as a clinic or studio or can transform a boutique bedroom, reading corner or nook.
The large-scale Peace Poppies can hang solely in a minimalistic room or can be paired with soft furnishings. Think natural linen, velvet cushions and sheep skins. They can hang as is directly onto the wall or can be finished with a floating frame.
Artists Nicole and Jessica have the artist gene floating through their DNA. Growing up in a creative household. Their father an artist and mother a business woman they have been inspired since early childhood by both their parents to live their dreams. They live by the mantra if you are happy, the world which you are a part of is happy. So, with paintbrush in hand and with many decades of painting experience they have unveiled their original artwork series ‘Peace Poppies.’
The rich and complex compositions that the ‘Peace Poppies’ naturally explore are elegant and timeless. They are true signature styles of both artists combined. Artist Nicole Baker has stayed true to her abstract mark making style and artist Jessica Skye Baker hasn’t strayed far from her fluid painterly techniques.
Together they have created clean, sheer and sexy ‘Peace Poppies’. Each peace poppy is an original artwork that is unique to its collector. There are no reproductions. Peace poppies can be commissioned upon request. Sizes and colour palette can be discussed with the artists.
During the First World War, red poppies were one of the first flowers to bloom in the devastated battle fields. Each one of the Baker Collections ‘Peace Poppies’ signifies bringing eternal PEACE to the world.