Salting the Herring by Garin Baker(380 views)
Description: The story behind the painting by its artist, Garin Baker - "A couple of years back while plein air painting along a working harbor in Port Clyde, Maine I came across a wonderful family run business, including a mother and her 2 daughters salting and loading fresh caught herring into bins to be put in cold storage and used in Lobster traps as bait for the area lobster men and women. This simple act of toil and repetition, all in a hard days work, struck me as quite heroic and profound. So many of us who enjoy our meals especially a nice lobster, a salad and a baked potato, are quite distant from the people who do the work and make our lives so full, without a second thought. I thought I would pay homage to those whom have brought nourishment, love and support to our lives." Garin Baker is a contemporary, representational artist working in the great traditions of American realism. Baker's work has been included in the American Masters Exhibit at the Salmagundi Club in New York City, and he is an Associate Living Master in the Art Renewal Center. To view more of Garin Baker's work, visit the gallery website at www.highlandsartgallery.com
Condition Report: Excellent
Notes: Presently unframed. Price includes a floater frame.
Dimensions: 44 x 58
Artist or Maker: Garin Baker (American, b. 1961)
Medium: oil on canvas