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Ignatius Baker

Biography

Ignatius Baker is an artist born and based in St. John’s, NL. He works in ink, oil, and digital to explore surreal themes around the human body and nature. He is currently working on a series of digital paintings that highlight nature along hiking paths in the Avalon Peninsula. Ignatius has studied under a variety of teachers, most notably Amanda Sage and Maura Holden at Visions in the Mischtechnik, and continues his education online currently through other mentors such as Craig Mullins, Bobby Chiu and Trent Kaniuga. His painting “Ephemeral” won the senior division for the Arts and Letters competition and his works continue to exhibit at home and abroad.

Artist Statement

During the pandemic, I had time to walk each day and explore nature. I took up plein air painting for the first time and I wanted to take my gouache sketches to digital. The sunset light was beautiful on Signal Hill on this fall evening in 2020 and I wanted showcase how different the light looked from different angles. The two images captured are within twenty minutes of each other, one toward the harbour and the other away from it, capturing the light on the water and the light on the hills. These moments in nature were very important to my mental health during the pandemic.