Art2Muse Gallery presents the latest exhibition by Victorian artist Baden Croft.
Baden Croft is an emerging artist based in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. His practice is influenced by life on the Australian coast where he spends endless hours surfing and exploring the native flora and marine life.
With a deep connection to his natural environment, Baden’s subject matter spans from native gums and floral arrangements to insects and crustaceans. In thick, textured oil paint up to 3cm deep, Baden’s work comes to life with depth, movement and subtle plays on perspective.
“Ever since I can remember I have been drawn to the ocean and feel comfort in exploring the more rugged natural parts of the world, rather than places dominated by human influence. My interest in the natural environment and its unpredictability translates directly into the somewhat chaotic way in which I paint.
“I like to work quickly, using excessive amounts of oil paint that is literally smeared onto the canvas, and generally using only one or two palette knives in the process. I am inspired by a variety of subjects, it can be as simple as a shadow falling on someone’s face, or more conceptually by the way people interact with the natural world, and how we are often drawn back to places untouched by human interference.” – Baden Croft
Please note that for the safety and wellbeing of our patrons during this time, all works can be viewed online. Art2Muse Gallery also offers a range complimentary services to clients, for enquiries please email the gallery.