Regina Visual Artist, Amanda Baker: Colourful Quaintrelle

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Quaintrelle — a woman who emphasizes a life of passion expressed through personal style, creative pastimes, charm and cultivating life's pleasures.

Quaintrelle is a word with special significance for Regina-based visual artist Amanda Baker. Her artist statement includes this description of her work: “These colourful images are focused on expressing feelings of beauty, glamour, excess, femininity, quiet reflection, style, silliness and vanity.”

Growing up in Regina, Amanda always loved art and fashion. Convocating from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2006, her work was shown as part of a student graduation exhibit at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. “I majored in painting and my degree allowed me to refine my skills and to experiment with a large variety of artistic mediums.”

For 13 years, Amanda has worked for the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce and is currently its full-time member relations manager. Active in her community and on boards, she continues to reinvigorate her body of artistic work. She recently had a successful show of 12 paintings at the Fireside Bistro, describing this artwork as “portraiture of women, with bold colours and inspired by fashion.”

With a full-time job, after-hours events and high-profile Board commitments, when does Amanda find time to paint? “That’s when time management skills come into play. I have to set aside a few hours each week to make art. There is also framing my art, posting on social media — it can definitely be a lot. Luckily, I have a home studio which is a space where I can get creative.”

From October 31, 2019 to January 31, 2020, Amanda will hold a solo show curated by Scott Nicholson Fine Arts and presented by the 1621 Albert Street Development Corporation. She is grateful for this exposure. “My art is inspired by the lifestyle I lead and incorporates details of my life that make every day worth living. Appreciating the small details that break up the monotony of everyday life is the inspiration for this collection.”

 

Scott Nicholson Fine Arts website: scottnicholsonfinearts.ca

Amanda Baker Instagram: @creative_quaintrelle

Photos courtesy Amanda Baker

Published on December 19, 2019 under Featured, Indulge by

Elizabeth Ireland

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