CLAIRE Baker is a contemporary artist born in St Ives and based in Penzance.
She is a member of the New street Co-operative where she currently exhibits a range of paintings and etchings.
Claire studied at Winchester School of Art where she graduated with a BA (hons) after which she won a place at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School on the costume design course. After this she worked in theatres all over the country before returning to Cornwall where she works from her studio in Penzance.
This collection, on show until December 9, has been created to throw light into the corners of the mind, promoting the understanding of mental illness and psychological trauma by dissolving taboos and lifting shame.
The paintings in Lobe have been approached with sensitivity, warmth and humour. The viewer is invited to engage with the surreal and dreamlike quality to find their own connection with the pieces.