DOING MY OWN THING
MicroExhibition Space is proud to exhibit the work of local artist Maggie Baker-Rawle, who loves to create along with others through local art group Abingdon Artists. We’ll let her tell you about her journey as an artist in her own words:
“Ever since I can remember I have wanted to be an artist but didn’t take up painting for pleasure until I was in my late 40’s. However I attended Art school at 17 and chose Graphic Design as my subject after which I worked in publishing doing book jacket design, typography and illustrating for 6 years and other related art jobs for a further 4 years.
After a long gap I was introduced to Folk Art painting by an Australian lady in my neighbourhood. It was this painting technique that drew me into painting for pleasure and I developed a love for colour and a variety of styles discovering I could paint flowers… animals… birds learning all the time how paint behaved, loving the flow of wet paint on wet paper, the studied care of dry brush on dry paper and the art of building up a picture with layer upon layer of paint. I now feel I have a variety of styles, including landscape subjects and need now to try to be more innovative in my use of materials and tools to create my own unique style.
Painting for me is absorbing, fulfilling, therapeutic and challenging. There is always something new to learn and create.”