In this series of work, Baptiste combines her two great passions in her life: music and art. Oil based paintings, watercolours and sculptures in this collection are inspired by the emotional responses music has on the human psyche. It is said that music can trigger psychological processes that reflect emotions.
Each artwork has been inspired and created by selected music. The paintings are produced in this trance-like meditation. Baptiste finds that the challenge to paint with a limited pallet, in a limited time and while listening to specific music is a way to focus the mind without distractions. Each artwork tells a different story, however the artist intention is for the viewers to experience and interpret them in their unique way, without been dictated by the artist’s views.
Included in this collection are found objects, here given a second life by appropriating them into musical sculpture. In this form of bricolage, and inspired by the late musician Prince, Baptiste creates a series of 1:6 scale pianos. The feeling of loss as well as the experience of making them, is both therapeutic and expansive.
Baptiste says: “I questioned what effect and influence we leave behind when we are no longer around. What legacy! Some call it hoarding I say everything has a use and a purpose.”
A largely self-taught multi-disciplinary, Baptiste specialises in traditional oil painting. Born in North West London, she trained at Heatherley School of Fine Art and Morley College. Baptiste regained her love of painting after having spent some years living in the Yorkshire countryside.
Returning to London she gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (2016) and Post Graduate qualifications in Fine Art at the Cass School of Art (2017). Art is Baptiste passion. Through the mediums of painting, mixed media sculpture, video, embroidery and digital art she aims to express feelings from the heart and soul.