My work conveys the beautiful balance of light and shadow in my landscape, still life, and figurative paintings. i capture the subtleties of how the time of day, temperature, and the source of light can alter the appearance of an object or landscape. Because of my love of light, many of my works are simple compositions where the focus is on conveying the effects of atmospheric conditions, sunlight or artificial light sources.
I enjoy the challenges of creating representational paintings of many diverse subject matter. My figurative work sometimes captures the attitudes, emotions, and body language of her subjects, or may depict their place in nature, at home or as part of the universe. Living in “the ocean state”, the colors, shapes and patterns formed by water are also captured in many of my paintings. My education and training in the sciences provides a foundation for understanding and accurately capturing the anatomy of human figures or structures in nature. Study at the Rhode Island School of Design reinforces that foundation.
- Kim Baker (http://bighairedpoet.weebly.com/)
There is never a good time to break up.
Something always makes you doubt yourself.
She claims to be changing.
Your mother loves her, the way she brightens up Thanksgiving.
But her cherry eyes, green sleeves,
the way she wraps herself around everything you love
So. When to say enough.
Summer is no good.
She hides inside the evergreen.
And once, at a May Day picnic,
she got so wild,
she embraced the leg of a guest.
She’s a flirt.
Maybe you can’t just break up.
Last fall, after watching QVC,
you threatened her with a pearl-handled axe.
Kill her pretty.
Then, preserve her like so many dried vines.
You know winter is best.
She hangs around until autumn abscission.
Then, every leaf exposes her location.
The delicate yellow flowers she wears in her hair.
The coquettish red accessories.
You love her in autumn.
You release her from the tree begging you
to obliterate her with your potions,
so you bring her inside to finish dying.
See. You can’t split with this exquisite siren.
You find her more beautiful as window dressing.
Display her in all her November spectacle.
You’ve done better than break up.
You’ve tamed her.