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“It’s not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous. It’s more like you blurt something out and then analyze it.” – Robert Motherwell

Motherwell’s quote describes the painting process of Santa Fe, NM artist, Martha Rea Baker. Her abstract paintings go through many stages during their creation and arrive at the finished state through the addition, subtraction and careful editing of information.


Desert Rhythms      24″ x 36″      Encaustic on two panels

This encaustic diptych will be shown in Baker’s upcoming solo exhibit “Journey”, at Ruhlen – Owen Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM – Sept 16 – 29, 2016.