OPPC Art Gallery: September 2023

The Orchard Park Art Gallery is excited to feature artist Carrie Baxter. The natural world frequently influences Carrie, and this series, titled Delicious Mud, is inspired by Yellowstone National Park. During multiple visits to the park, she observed the landscape with its numerous geysers, hot springs, and mud pots from which water flowed. The flowing water deposits minerals and bacteria over the surrounding rock and sediment, which causes the growth of the microbial mats (also known as bacterial mats), which in turn creates patterns of various colors and forms. Carrie mimics these natural abstractions in her paintings by applying numerous layers of texture and color. This layering technique is similar to how the mats are naturally formed over time. Through her work, Carrie hopes that her viewers will be encouraged to find an appreciation and respect for all natural places.

The Art Gallery is open during normal office hours Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

If you would like to learn more about Carrie Baxter follow these links:


Facebook: Carrie Baxter Artist

Instagram: carrie_baxter_artist


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