Jake Baddeley

Fine Art Painter & Sculptor

My Favourite Hiding Place

Home » zodiac My Favourite Hiding Place My Favourite Hiding Place Some paintings don’t speak. They don’t have “a story” to tell. There is no “meaning in the art”.Is that allowed? Is it okay that I can sit down conceive and execute a a well...

The Golden Gate

Home The Golden Gate Cancer – The Golden Gate There is a place in the sky where the path of the sun crosses that of the milky way, forming a cross. In ancient times it was known as the ‘Gate of Souls’ or the Golden Gate, where newly incarnated souls were said to...

Art in Times of Corona

Home Art in Times of Corona When did you last play? Maslow was right. He arranged human needs into a pyramid with what he called ‘self actualisation’ at the top. This included the development of abilities and talents and is basically about what we call...

Drawing Down the Moon

Home » inspiration Drawing Down the Moon Art does not have to make sense. Art fills the space left by the rational mind and completes it. Jake Baddeley Drawing Down the Moon Although I usually sketch in a dreamlike state, uncritically following where the composition...

Dream Flight

Home » inspiration Dream Flight Dream Flight If a painting was a dream you might be able to interpret it as if it was a message from the unconscious. I am not a writer but a painter – but few people speak paint – so I will try and translate, although this...

Threshold

Home » inspiration Threshold Threshold 3 – Transitions, translations, transformations Although I usually sketch in a dreamlike state, uncritically following where the composition leads, it is often interesting and illuminating to interpret the image...

The Goddess

Home » inspiration The Goddess The Goddess – Divine Femininity Over the years a recurring theme in my work has been the Goddess. The divine feminine. It seems to be something that is making a comeback. Many years ago it was popular amongst our ancestors who...

The Archetype in Art

Home » inspiration The Archetype in Art “The shapes of beauty haunting our moments of inspiration are a people older than the world, citizens of eternity, appearing and reappearing in the minds of artists and poets….symbols, blossoms as it were growing from immortal...

Inspiration

Home » inspiration Inspiration Whispers from the beyond – my thoughts on Inspiration in art Inspiration: what is the source of that well of joy drawn on famously by poets, painters and musicians? Inspiration is literally ‘to breathe in’, by...

The Muse

Home » drawing The Muse Jake Baddeley – The Muse – chalk on paper – 65 x 50 cm – 2018 – check availability The Muse, the traditional dispenser of inspiration, is a concept that has come down to us from classical times. In this rendition...

The Secret Garden

Home » nymphs The Secret Garden Jake Baddeley – The Secret Garden – chalk on paper – 65 x 50 cm – 2018 – check availability A favourite theme of classical and neoclassical painters was The Garden of the Hesperides, a mythical orchard...
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