Thomaston Public Library is presenting a display of artwork by Nancy T. Baker on the first floor in the display case. The show will be up through the month of July at the library, located in the Thomaston Academy building on Main Street/Route 1.

After years in commercial art, Baker shifted to painting directly from nature and into creating art that was purely her own. In the 20 years since, she has raised five daughters; become an accomplished fine artist; and moved to the Maine coast for its tranquility and harsh, yet always dramatic beauty that provides endless inspiration for her work.

Baker paints primarily in oil, fully engaging the medium’s range of intense color to transparent glazes. At times, pastel is her chosen medium for its airy and translucent character. John Singer Sargent, John Twachtman, Winslow Homer, Fairfield Porter and Edward Hooper have all influenced her work.

Baker has studied professionally at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Lyme Art Academy and Yellow Barn Studio; and completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Thomaston, and her work is shown at Mars Hall Gallery in Martinsville.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.