Tunnel City Coffee in Williamstown, MA hosts local artist Tracy Baker-White for a summer show of landscape paintings through September 2019. For the last several years, Baker-White has focused on landscapes from New England and Ireland.
She writes: “It is humbling, really, to stand in a landscape and listen to the quiet… to understand the land, and its interaction with the human hands that have shaped it. My work explores the importance of landscapes in human consciousness.”
Baker-White paints with oil on linen or gessoed wood panels with an orange ground. She relishes the visual effect of complementary orange peeking through the green, blue and gray. She often works in a series, starting with small studies, then developing large scale pieces.
“I am always attracted to the tension between real and abstract shapes. Mark making has always been important to me, and my goal is to develop a rich surface that allows for depth, perspective, and fullness of form while retaining the character of marks.”
Baker-White’s summer landscape show runs through September 2019 and all work is available for purchase.
Words courtesy of Tracy Baker-White and Tunnel City Coffee/photo courtesy of Tracy Baker-White