Threshold 3

Home » Blog 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 – after the painting is...

The Goddess in my art

Home » Blog 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 worshiped the great...

The Archetype in Art

Home » Blog “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 roots.” W.B. Yeats It might...

Inspiration

Home » Blog 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...

The Muse

Home » Blog 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 she has a...

The Secret Garden

Home » 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 where an apple...

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