Helen Baker, Variation
- 9" x 12"
- Made in 2022
About the Artist
As an emerging Canadian artist and mental health advocate, I create eclectic works that capture the unseen around us. My preferred mediums are oils and acrylics, and I blend innovative lines and rich colours to create abstract pieces that inspire a sense of atmosphere beyond reality.
My art is deeply personal to me, as I was diagnosed with depression at a young age and found solace in the creative process. Through my work, I seek to channel my emotions into something positive, sharing my journey of healing with others.
My inspiration comes from a variety of sources, including the natural world and the works of post-impressionist artists such as Vincent van Gogh. I am particularly drawn to the way van Gogh used colour to create movement in his paintings.
In my own work, I also experiment with manipulating colours to create a sense of atmosphere and depth. Whether I'm using bold hues or soft muted tones, I strive to evoke a sense of connection in the viewer.
As a mental health advocate, I seek to promote understanding about mental illness, while also donating a portion of my sales to mental health causes.
Furthermore, my piece for this year's RE:MEMBER Members' Show and Sale, “Variation”, is a diptych oil painting that represents how we as a society are constantly changing, evolving, and adapting to the times, especially in a post-COVID world. It represents how change is always constant.