Jake Baddeley

Fine Art Painter & Sculptor

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Sometimes I write about some of my ideas. Wether they be about a particular painting or on a certain theme. They give you an insight into my thoughts and / or artistic process. If you would like to know when I publish something next, please subscribe to my newsletter on the contact page.

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The Elements

The Elements

It might be said that there are two ways of looking at the the world, or of thinking about the world. One is mathematical and ultimately depends upon measurement. This way would say ‘Truth is what we can measure’. This way can be found since the earliest of times in Egypt and Mesopotamia. It is based upon understanding through logic. The other way of thinking ….

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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 crafted work of art, frame it, hang it on the wall and not know what I have made or why I made it?

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The Golden Gate

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…

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Art in Times of Corona

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 having fun. When all the...

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Drawing Down the Moon

Drawing Down the Moon

Although I usually sketch in a dreamlike state, uncritically following where the composition leads, it is often interesting and illuminating to interpret the image after …

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Dream Flight

Dream Flight

If a painting was a dream you might be able to interpret as if it was a message from the unconscious. Unfortunately I am not a writer but a painter, so I will try and translate …

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Threshold

Threshold

Although I usually sketch in a dreamlike state, uncritically following where the composition leads, it is often interesting and illuminating to interpret the image after …

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The Goddess

The Goddess

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. Thousands of years ago …

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The Archetype in Art

The Archetype in Art

An archetype is a thing that never dies. It will be born again and again. Like the human form, it is never the same but it never changes. The history of art is filled with them…

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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 definition from outside one's...

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