Nobby Beach artist Andy Baker is exhibiting at Cafe D'Bah Gallery this week.
Nobby Beach artist Andy Baker is exhibiting at Cafe D'Bah Gallery this week. Contributed

Feel the sand between your toes

'SANDY Feet', an exhibition by Nobby Beach artist Andy Baker is currently on display at D'bar Gallery.

The collection of artworks was inspired by the Australian beach culture which Mr Baker described as "everything that's brilliant about getting your feet in the sand at the beach".

Mr Baker said his artwork covered a vast array of styles and he created over 18 'series' of paintings, to which he added every year.

"My style has been described as contemporary funk and I would say that having worked full time on my art for over 12 years, it has evolved and changed and is now most certainly my own."

Some of the series Mr Baker is working on are 'it's a sneaker thing', 'peanut butter and honey', 'it's all about the dress' and 'tight caps and white zinc'.

"The Sandy Feet exhibition will feature some works from my 'tight caps and white zinc' series, 'beach bit' series and quite a few new works including three pieces from a new series 'boys and their boards'.

Mr Baker said because 'Sandy Feet' and D'bar went hand in hand, he guided his exhibition in the direction of D'bar Gallery.

Gallery owner and manager Donna Archdeacon said the exhibition had been very successful and a good number of artworks on display had been sold.

Mr Baker said 'Sandy Feet' was aimed at anyone who loved art, colour, fun and the beach and to ensure sale prices stayed within reach of people's budgets, some works cost as little as $40.

"Inspiration comes from anything in any day.

"Weather, fabric, people, music, sitting at a cafe listening and watching is a great way to get inspiration.

"A love of surf culture also helps," Mr Baker said.



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