Connecting Through Art

Celebrating its 44th year, The Harding Art Show is the oldest school-sponsored fine art show in Middle Tennessee.  This three-day event brings together the greater Nashville community for a weekend of art and celebration.  




Vesela Baker

Featured Artist

Vesela is a full time artist currently working from her studio in Chattanooga, TN. She studied art education at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Her work includes large scale botanicals, landscapes and abstract art. Vesela’s paintings can be found in many private and corporate collections.

Vesela explains,

“My paintings reflect my story; my past or present stories or the ones I create in my dreams. They all flip in my mind in a stream of images, and it’s a constant race to try to record them. Some paintings will only get painted in my mind. The possibilities of how a painting will end up is endless and I just can’t wait to see the finished outcome.

Acrylic and watercolor are the media of choice for me because of the fast drying process. I continue to learn every day, and my work constantly evolves, as I always have the desire to see things a bit different and in a new way. I like switching between wood and paper, watercolor and acrylic and because I spend so much time in the studio, that helps me to not get stuck. It forces me to see things from a different perspective and breaks my thought process so I can take a fresh approach. Once in a while, I feel like I have to have some more control and need to slow down so I paint realism.”

Vesela Baker’s work is represented by the Gregg Irby Gallery in Atlanta, GA, Gallery 1930 in Birmingham, AL, Anne Neilson Fine Art in Charlotte, NC, Gallery 1401 in Chattanooga, TN, Dixon Smith Interiors in Baton Rouge, LA, and in Serena & Lily showrooms throughout the U.S.. Congratulations to Vesela for her recent solo exhibit in Serena and Lily’s L.A. design store.