Artist statement

Caroline Baasch

 

I started drawing and painting “to fill time” five years ago and a passion was ignited – “it just made sense”. So I put my mind to taking as many workshops as I could, learning as much as possible about painting, drawing, sketching, the many different mediums including oils, pastels, acrylics, mixed media, collage, coloured pencil, pen and ink, figure drawing, and charcoal.

As a result my art is a mixed media fusion of colour and rhythm. I use the different mediums freely and expressively and love working in layers – adding, removing, adding, removing – each layer informing the next. This helps me get energy and interest onto the canvas.

Fast forward to today. Flowers, with their generosity of colour, are my muse; large, bold, unapologetic blooms my signature style; joy, freedom and abundance my creative mantra.