Beverly Baker

“Baseball; numbers, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10; Ladies, necklaces, earrings, necks, cologne, Poocat, Bill – wears good cologne, Mia – puppy dogs, going to church. Ladies that smell good; ring, “My Love”. I like ink because it’s black. ABC, brown eyes. Ladies that are blonde & they smell good, watch TV: Scooby Doo! Chocolate cake & chocolate eggs, cookies, M&M, yogurt & spoon; CHOCOLATE! Clothes, pretty paint, pink, eyeshadow, brown eyes & shirts, kitty cats, “my house and Poocat”, pudding & Cool Whip, chocolate bunnies & eggs, 2! Jelly Belly jelly beans, lips & makeup, ghosts, witches & “Trick or Treat”; prefers drawing big instead of small. Damsels in Distress, “My Love” – heart, sleep/snore; Meryl Streep is an angel.” – BB

Beverly Baker begins and ends her work with her name and a scaffold made of ink pen swoops. She layers long, curving lines -- like airplane trajectories -- and compact scribbling until the paper is swallowed up in a swirling, swooping, plunging, pitching whirlwind of jet, coal, ebony, black bean, and licorice. In 2014, Beverly contributed to the Outsider Art Fair in NYC, had a solo exhibition at the Drawing Now Paris show, and shown in several group shows at locations including christian berst art brut Paris and NYC. She’s been an artist at Latitude Artist Community since its inception in 2001.

photograph by Katelynn Ralston


Christian et Elisa Berst, rentree hors les normes 2012, découvertes et nouvelles acquisitions, galerie christian berst, Paris, 2012.

Everything # 4, catalogue d’exposition (2 septembre-25 octobre 2011) Londres, The Museum of Everything, 2011.

David Minton, “Her Art Disproves Her Disability”, The Lexington Herald-Leader, December 2002.

Jennifer Worley, “Paintings Speak for Local Woman”, The Woodford Sun, August 2002.

Rich Copley, “Keeping An Open Mind”, The Lexington Herald-Leader August 2000.

David Minton, “6 from Minds Wide Open art center”, The Lexington Herald-Leader, August 1999.

American, contemporary.
Born 1961, Versailles, Kentucky.