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Violet Baxter

Drawing from direct observation has been essential to my work. Abstract painting from my early formative years has also influenced my personal formal visual language. I often compose a painting from drawings or watercolors that I made years ago.Thus, calling upon memory, memory becomes the subject.


I want to grasp the elusive, transparent light with color. I love reflective light, night lights, daylight, reflections, and the state of mind this brings to me. I like the thought that anything I look at, no matter how mundane, can reach a kind of visual poetry. I enjoy subtlety, quietness, looking out, and from that looking within myself.  In these things, when expressed through painting and drawing I experience the power of being here and alive.


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