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Artist Echo Baker


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Art critic Brian Sherwin, Editor of The Art Edge, commented on Echo's portrait paintings. Sherwin said, "Artist Echo Baker's fantastic portrait paintings capture the light and life of her subjects. The portrait paintings I observed offer a charming sense of personality. Her work offers an intriguing visual narrative... viewers are left wanting to know more about these individuals."
When painting portraits, Echo believes that a great portrait not only reflects the physical likeness of the subject but also captures the essence of that person. In her works, Echo aspires to reveal the beauty and the captivating characteristics of the subject. Her paintings are  strong in the form and subtle in the use of color. Her works possess a unique balance between the classical realism and the refreshing impressionistic light and color.Echo has shown an intense interest in drawing, especially in the human face, since childhood. At age ten, she began her self study of art from books and from a college art teacher to whom her parents sent her on weekends. During this time, Echo learned the fundamentals of European classical art and was introduced to some of the Renaissance art masters including Da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, and others. This experience further sparked her passion for art.Echo's dream of becoming an artist, however, took a destined detour. When she started college in China, she majored in English due to the scarcity of support for aspiring artists like herself. Later, she pursued a Master’s degree in English at Chapman University in Orange, California when she came to the United States in 1987. With the desire to become an artist still burning in her heart, she enrolled as an art major after getting her MA in English and received a BA degree in Fine Art from Chapman University in 1992.Since her graduation, Echo has worked [...]

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