artist statement

What moves me when I am painting is what one color does to another. Color is the subject of my most recent abstract work, and the interaction of colors is the energy and focus of these pieces. It’s exciting how the same color can both invigorate and subdue, creating different spatial effects depending on the color placed near it. Rothko, Albers and Joan Mitchell have been references for me in these new paintings. I wanted the viewer to be invited in. I want to pull you into the quiet.

I have always made art. It is part of the rhythm of my days…a constant element and constantly evolving part of my life.

Leslie Baker