SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- When discussing her paintings, award-winning artist Melissa Payne Baker likes to quote another kind of artist, entertainer Danny Kaye. “Life is a great big canvas: Throw all the paint you can at it.”
An exhibition of Baker’s acrylic-on-canvas works—described by Huff Harrington Fine Arts as “energetic and full of movement”—will open this Thursday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ventulett Gallery on the Holy Innocents' Episcopal School campus. The public is invited to a wine-and-cheese opening reception for "Ethereal Abstraction: Inspired by an Angel."
The exhibition, which runs through Jan. 16, includes delicately colored, works—in pale blues, soft grays, and splashes of turquoise and red—as well as abstracts in strong, saturated colors. Baker is also known for her use of unique textures and works that sometimes include free-form crosses, and ethereal angels, or butterflies.