Early Dreams, 2021
Oil on canvas
About the Artist
Eve Baker Wilbraham (b.2001, UK) is a contemporary visual artist whose practice draws inspiration from the spaces Eve has traveled through and inhabited. The emotional, historical and physical layers of the spaces in which we live provide a constant source of interest to Eve, recreating them through layering various narratives in their paintings; a journey through moments in time. Eve lives and works in Cheshire, UK.
About the Artwork
Whilst painting ‘Early Dreams’ I was able to really explore how I could layer the paint onto canvas. The piece is about all the memories and brief encounters that one space can hold. Colour plays a big part in how I remember certain moments and I wanted to convey that feeling of new light that we experience in the morning. I was reading ‘The poetics of Space’ by Bachelard whilst working on this piece and his ideas about what emotions certain spaces hold really stuck with me. He speaks about the family home as this place of comfort and nostalgia and I wanted that atmosphere to run through the painting and emit this sensitive energy to the viewer.