Portrait of an Artist> Mary Lynn Baker

My paintings are about ordinary people who could be dancing at a
wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Christmas party, wherever there is music and
space to dance.
People often tell me my paintings are "conversation pieces" - you can
stand in front of one and puzzle over where these people are, why are
they there, why are they wearing what they're wearing, who are their
partners as they dance?
I want to show that even the most down to earth person goes to
another level of joy when she throws off her everyday persona and
kicks up those heels and joins the conga line!.

Posted on July 1, 2012 .