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Wendy Baker

San Rafael , CA

As a former Landscape Architect much of my work draws upon landscape themes, settings or elements. I'm looking for the feeling about a place rather than a realistic interpretation. I celebrate when the work displays a sense of spirituality. Note that Marin Society of Artists is open Friday night too - 5-8 pm - May 12th - I'll be there!

Wendy is a third generation San Franciscan and her family owned quality grocery stores in the Marina District and summer homes in Marin. A street was named after her family maiden name - Wreden - in the 1930's in Fairfax. Wendy moved to Marin in the '70s to raise her daughter and married architect, Rich Rushton. She was immersed in local politics for 20 years serving as Mayor of Fairfax and a Marin County Women's Commissioner among other roles. As a Landscape Architect and Planner, she worked for GGNRA / the National Park Service; as Community Planner for the U.C.Berkeley Campus; and for several Bay Area design firms. A mid-life opportunity attending the American Film Institute in L.A. landed her a job on Quentin Tarantino's first film and she was a script reader for Coppola, Paramount and Fox Studios. Returning to Fairfax, she engaged in environmental issues with Sustainable Fairfax and civic improvements with the Chamber of Commerce. She took up oil painting full time in 2012 -- a passion she began as an art major at age 19.

Harvard University MA 1983
Graduate School of Design

UC Berkeley BA 1976
College of Environmental Design
Graduated with Honors

Exhibits:
Gallery Route One - Pt. Reyes 2017
Marin Society of Artists 2017
Marin County Fair 2013-2016
Riley Street San Rafael 2012

Fine arts studies with: Chester Arnold, Jeff Beauchamp, Francesca Pastine, Barbara Lawrence, Jack Scott, Chris Zydel

1515 Third Street San Rafael , CA 94901

Through the Looking Grass (detail)

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Ring of Fire

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Dawn in Woodacre Valley

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Mates for LIfe

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Falling Water

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Pthalo is the New Black

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