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Julia Baker

  • 480 Gate 5 Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
  • 282 A

About The Artist

Artist Statement

I’m happiest when I’m either out in nature or inside working in my studio. I find inspiration in so much of my environment. The colors in my paintings vary with the subtle changes of the seasons and how the fog and light reflect on the water. Right now I’m doing small mixed media collages and paintings using graphite, torn paper, old letters, photos and other ephemera I’ve collected from my grandmother, and layers of paint. Some of these works on framed panels are covered in resin. One single element traditionally influences the whole piece.

My creative journey started in an old beach house in New England where I grew up, and my amazing parents encouraged my creativity as early as I can remember. My father brought home all kinds of art supplies for us, including a huge drafting table and chalkboard. They encouraged us to paint anything we wanted, including our bedroom walls and furniture.

When I moved to San Francisco I began my career as an artist showing in several Bay Area galleries, including Shorebirds in Belvedere, Greenleaf Gallery in Saratoga and The SFMOMA Rental Gallery in San Francisco. Along the way I also worked as a textile designer, designed closets and offices using CAD, custom window coverings, and I even owned a restaurant. All of these experiences continue to influence my art. You may notice small pieces of rusted silverware in my resin paintings, and fabric prints on some of my canvases.


I graduated with a BFA in painting from UMass in Amherst, MA and attended the Museum schools both in Boston and Worcester, MA and Rhode Island School of Design before moving to California. Chuck Close had been a professor at UMass, and spoke at our graduation, and he became the biggest influence on my decision to pursue painting seriously.

Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint, Mixed Media

Group Studio Details



Studio Information

Building Name

Industrial Center Building

Studio Or Unit Number

282 A

Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

I'm on the second floor, North side of the building

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Contact Information

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Contact Email Address


Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions
  • Marin Open Studios, Sausalito, CA May 2023
  • Belvedere Tiburon Library, Tiburon, CA-By 94920-Celebrating Creativity, Juried show August-October 2023
  • Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA-Cornucopia, December 2023-January 2024
  • Cafe Del Soul, San Rafael, CA-featured artist, December 2023-January 2024
  • Winter Open Studios, Sausalito, CA December 2023
  • Marin Society of Artists, Fresh Art, Group Exhibition, Juried show December 2023-January 2024
  • Graton Art Gallery, Graton, CA-Small Works, Juried show December 2023-January 2024


  • BFA, Painting-UMass, Amherst, MA
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • School of the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA



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