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A SMALL GALLERY OF TYPICAL ARTWORK BY JUDYTH VARY BAKER
My first important art went on exhibit in Chicago, where as a very young girl I met Dr. Seuss. My elaborate and fantastical creature won a prize against adult artists, and was pointed out to Dr. Suess.
My works have been on exhibit in New York, Florida, California, South Carolina, Texas, Norway, and The Netherlands. I've sold paintings in many additional countries such as Hungary, England, Japan. Over the years, I've done commissioned work for EXXON, ARCO, Neiman-Marcus, Foley's, various millionaires, and for the Social Services -- and Publicity Department -- of the Mormon Church (though I am not a Mormon). I've restored paintings and statues for Catholic churches.
My abstract art, landscapes, cityscapes, tall ships and seascapes, and horses/mythological horses are created with and upon the finest materials.My works range in size from small to wall-sized murals.
I enjoy working with media that transmits light. Some of my paintings are created to change in color and character depending on which direction light strikes them.
I travel extensively and also spend time in the homes of hosts in various countries, where I may be working on one or more commissioned paintings for the host's home. Note: some oil paintings can take up to a year to complete. The image to the right is from the painting SUSIE HANOVER. Acrylic. Susie Hanover owned the house at 1032 Marengo St. in New Orleans where I lived in 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald located this place for me when I needed emergency housing. He was a kind and intelligent man, nothing as so frequently described. Lee Oswald knew Susie Hanover from the time he was a teenager . She was aN elderly widow in 1963. This painting shows her when she was much younger, waiting for "her captain" to come home. Her husband had worked to help make the docks of New Orleans safer, as well as to eventually get his own ships to command. JVB