Barbara Baker

After a 40-year career in business and finance, Barbara decided to let her left brain rest awhile and pursue a practice she always loved – watercolor painting.  There are so many surprises with this medium!  Sometimes it has a mind of its own (for better or worse), and Barbara finds that embracing this quality leads to more satisfying results.  Whether a summer landscape painted en plein air or a portrait capturing the strength of a woman, she loves the beauty and freshness that can be captured with watercolor – especially the variations of color in light and shadow.

Barbara’s work has been exhibited throughout Michigan in prestigious venues such as the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Scarab Club, Northville Art House, Lawrence Street Gallery, and the locations of Michigan Watercolor Society’s traveling show.