Bakers energetic and vibrant paintings represent her deep connection with the Maine woods and coast. Stories reflecting this theme are woven into her wildlife and fish paintings. Using watercolor, acrylic and oil, she specializes in paintings on birch bark. Favorite outdoor pastimes like fly-fishing, skiing, kayaking, skiing, sailing and hiking are revealed on paper and canvas, and now birch bark. Her devotion to wildlife recently won her the “2015 Conservationist of the Year” award by the Maine Wilderness Guides’Organization. She also does commissions of dogs.
A retired psychotherapist and self-taught artist, Marcia resides on a small fly-fishing pond in the western mountains of Rangeley, Maine. She was raised in a fishing village on Lake Superior, where sport and commercial fishing were a way of life. Having fished all her life, she and her husband Rick have angled in Alaska, British Columbia, Labrador, Montana, the Caribbean and the Amazon River. “Artists do best when they paint what they love and know best.” With intense color, her aspiration is to pass on those moments of inspiration and exhilaration to you.
She has studied with Paul George, AWS; Carton Plummer, AWS; Carol Sebold, AWS; Karolyn Holman, AWS; Skip Lawrence, AWS; and wildlife artists like Heiner Hertling and Wanda Mum. Marcia exhibits at 444 Gallery, Rockland; Welcome Home, Rangeley; and Hungry Trout, Rangeley. She has won many awards in the Maine State Sportsman Wildlife Show. Check her out on Facebook @Marcia Baker Wildlife Artist.