Jerry Baldwin

I have been interested in art as far back as I can remember… starting with piano lessons in grade school to reading and writing poetry since high school, then studying visual arts and graduating college with a degree in art from Chico State in California.
After teaching ceramics at Bothell High for many years I decided to concentrate on painting after I retired. It’s been during the last few years that I’ve learned direction and method in my work. I now divide my time between water media and pastel. In pastel I can paint my love of the Northwest in a representational way. In water media I’m more experimental and try to listen to the painting and let it tell me the direction. I try to work without any pre-conceived ideas about the final result.
I had been a potter and taught ceramics at Bothell High for many years but decided to make a clean break and concentrate on painting. It’s been during the last years since retirement that I’ve learned direction and method in my work. I’ve settled on water media and pastel, and I divide my time between the two. In pastel I can paint my love of the Northwest in a representational way. In water media I’m more experimental and try to listen to the painting and let it tell me the direction. I try to work without any pre-conceived ideas about the final result. I’ve worked on some paintings for several months before I felt they were finished, while most take less time.
View Jerry’s recent art at Parklane Gallery’s Online Store and a retrospective of his work at parklanegallery.zenfolio.com/jerrybaldwin