About Vesela Baker

Art has always been a big part of my life. In fact, I don’t know life without art. My parents told me that I was painting before I was walking. I remember being a kid and losing track of time because I was making something from paper, cloth, or some leftover materials that I found.

The whole process of creating objects: planning, working, the touch and feel, and I keep doing it over and over until it’s done. This process gives me satisfaction and a sense of truth and accomplishment like nothing else. I crave this experience and literally don’t know how I would be able to live without it.

My life has been an interesting journey. Sometimes, I feel like I have lived many lives because of my travels and the many places I’ve lived. Who we are is a combination of all the places we’ve been, the people we’ve met, and the experiences we’ve had. We go through life, and life leaves traces on us, molds us constantly, and we evolve into an individual. My paintings reflect my story, my past or present stories, or the ones I create in my dreams. They all flip in my mind in a stream of images, and it’s a constant race to try to record them. Some paintings will only get painted in my mind. The possibilities of how a painting will end up are endless, and I just can’t wait to see the finished outcome.

Acrylic and watercolor are the media of choice for me because of the fast drying process. I continue to learn every day, and my work constantly evolves, as I always have the desire to see things a bit differently and in a new way. I like switching between wood and paper, watercolor and acrylic and because I spend so much time in the studio, that helps me to not get stuck. It forces me to see things from a different perspective and breaks my thought process so I can take a fresh approach.

I am a full-time artist working from my studio in Chattanooga, TN.