janice laverne baker artist

I am an artist.

I grew up in Southern California in the 1950’s and 60’s.

The creation of fantasy and disillusionment was present in the movies, our home and the church.

I never tire of story.

It was difficult to behave myself growing up.

I couldn’t become the good wife my husband wished me to be.

My sister and I always created, but we didn’t know it was art.

There were no role models for what I would eventually become: an artist, a lesbian and a creative mind reader.

I gravitated toward art classes.

But I was encouraged to be practical.

The women’s movement saved me.

I finally had words for what I was.

I draw and I paint and I look for the stories that intrigue me.

I am so grateful to everyone who has encouraged me along the way.

I like to write and talk about all things art.
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Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

March 2024

Self portrait installation and 12 autobiographical works on paper.

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