Kendra Baird

Discipline: Painting
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Artist Statement:

I view each work of art I create as a dream. Because most of my artwork is inspired by real life, I regularly have vision for paintings while I am praying or dreaming. Just as we subconsciously dream our realities in strange ways, my paintings are visual statements of how and what I dream.

Though each painting has its own unique personality, many of them contain similar subject matter such as landscapes, architecture and rain scenes.

My paintings are usually viewed through the same type of ‘vignette’. I create this by applying spackling paste with a pallet knife on a wood panel to frame the way the painting will look before I use pencil, pen and acrylic paint to lay in my subject matter. It’s like I create the mood of each piece before I create any subject within it.