Wonderland Trail | Sheri Bakes
Sheri Bakes’ new series of landscape paintings was inspired by her close friend Dr. Janet Adam’s three-day, 93 mile hike/run along The Wonderland Trail on Mt Rainier this past summer.
The photos that Janet shared of this life affirming trip became the focal point for this body of work. What initially were intended to be abstracted, minimalistic paintings that conveyed a felt sense of the trail evolved into a desire to make location specific landscape paintings, [with] mountains, trees, and expansive views.
Intertwined in the artist’s process is the relationship with her close friend who helps keep her grounded and supported. This special kinship and shared love for wild spaces suffuses the paintings with emotional warmth, depth, and wonder.