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Mary-Catheryn Baker

Caledonia, MI, United States

My art is greatly inspired by my upbringing in South America. I was raised with a deep connection to nature, especially the animals. Painting began as a way for me to memorialize these sensory trips back in time. Adapting to a lifestyle in the US where factory farmed animals are the norm proved to be difficult for me. It often robs people and animals of that cherished connectedness. Soon I realized that I wanted to paint these uncherished animals and give them a face and a voice that they deserve. I paint the bees that freely pollinated the flowers of their choice. I paint the cows that roamed our sidewalks, blocking our car in the garage and making me late to school. I paint the moody pigs that napped under our neighbor’s mango trees. I paint the chickens that slept at night, snuggled in the trees. I paint them, and I paint FOR them. Each animal that I create is vibrant, colorful, textured, and intricately layered. Countless hours are dedicated to crafting each piece of art. My goal is for people to connect with the animals, in my paintings, stories and in real life, in a meaningful and unique way. My studio is located in Alaska, Michigan, and it is always open to clients and fellow animal lovers. Enjoy! Find more artwork and come say hello on Instagram & Facebook @ CopperCorners!

Mary-Catheryn's ArtPrize Entries

These are Mary-Catheryn's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    2017 ArtPrize Entry Mary-Catheryn Baker
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