Julene Baker Biography Continued:
Julene specializes in large format flowers, foliage, and animals for their graphic shapes, dramatic color and lighting. Her paintings really are not about flowers, or animals, but about composition, color, and light. In her series of flower and foliage paintings the emphasis is capturing light and shadow that is so fleeting. The color and nuances of flowers have always intrigued and fascinated her, and she always hopes that others viewing her oversized petals will find them as breath taking as she did painting them.
Julene has won awards in local, regional and national competitions. The most important award was a Third Place in the Still Life/Floral Category of the 2004 Pastel Journal Magazine national competition with over 3,000 entries. Another achievement that has meant a lot to her was winning an honorable mention in the Still Life/Floral category in The Artist’s Magazine National Art Competition in 2003 with over 13,000 entries.
Julene received signature status from the Pastel Society of America, of New York, New York in 2004. It’s a difficult to achieve, and only 700 artists since the society’s founding in 1972 have done so. She’s also a signature member of the Ozark Pastel Society, and enjoys memberships in the Degas Pastel Society of New Orleans, and the Artists of Northwest Arkansas.
Julene’s artwork is in both private and corporate collections. She is exclusively
represented in North America by: West Bay Fine Art.