I Am Half Sick of
The Parting Gift
Meet the Artist
Born in London (1992), Nina Baxter received a BA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art and currently lives and works between London and Florence. Her paintings have been exhibited internationally, including Beijing (The Field Art Centre, 2019 & 2018), Bologna (Galleria De Marchi, 2019 & 2017), Madrid (Espacio Prado, Ateneo de Madrid, 2018), Texas (Steidel Fine Art, Wimberley, 2018) and Miami (Red Dot Miami with Steidel Fine Art, 2018). Selected exhibitions in London include The Society Of Women Artists 157th Annual Exhibition (Mall Galleries, 2018), Affordable Art Fair (Hampstead Heath with Steidel Fine Art, 2018), Sunny Arts Prize (The Sunny Art Centre, 2017), The Royal Arts Prize 2017 IV Edition (La Galleria Pall Mall, 2017).
Having spent seven years previously absorbed in a world of abstract forms and geometric shapes, this new work marks a defiant return to figurative painting and intimate subjects. The reason for this change is as personal as the artwork suggests: learning to fall in love with life, with somebody else, with painting (again) but, most importantly, learning to love yourself. The work is an exploration of these themes: love, intimacy, and self. Illustrating moments of quiet euphoria: the pleasure derived from nature, in the act of painting and, of course, in a lover’s embrace. Baxter’s work intends to be evocative of both deeply personal feelings and our shared experiences as people.
Works held in private collections in the U.K., Ukraine, Czech Republic, U.S.A. and China