'Bird', Eliza Meath Baker

Painting of a small bird on a branch against a large black background

Oil on gesso on board, 61cm x 61cm, 2006

Artist's statement

I paint single heads, often the same people again and again, isolated from any wider context or possible narrative.

The series of bird paintings is an attempt to explore a similar subject - someone nowhere - without the constraints of likeness. The image derives from a childhood memory; the spontaneous drawing and discarding of brightly coloured creatures, often birds.

Biography

Eliza Meath Baker was born in 1964 in Wolverhampton. She studied in London at Camberwell School of Art 1986-87 and Chelsea College of Art and Design 1987-90. During 2005 she exhibited in Alzheimers Research Trust Show Menier Gallery London and at the MTV Studios London. In addition to working on a number of commissions, she exhibited in 2006 at Woodruff’s Barn Gallery West Sussex and in the Summer Exhibition Moncrieff-Bray Gallery West Sussex.