Monday, December 1, 2014

Beautiful Art by Melissa Payne Baker (and the beauty of small art)

I have been carrying Melissa Payne Baker’s art in my online store, Quatrefoil Design, for years.  Even before I introduce her new work on my blog, many of her paintings sell; she certainly has a loyal fan base and her work speaks to many of my readers as much as it does to me.  Melissa has an incredible feel for form and color that puts her in a category all by herself.  She is known for her thick texture and incredible brushwork, as well as her ethereal subject matter.

Here is a Melissa Payne Baker painting, as seen in a room designed by Alison Womack Jowers seen in a recent Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles (photo credit: Emily Followill).  I love how this little painting of Melissa’s signature angels adds just the right touch to the space.  It also reminds me of the childhood bedtime prayer ‘angels guard me through the night, and keep me safe ‘til morning’s light’.

I admire all of Melissa’s work, but I am particularly partial to Melissa’s small pieces.  They add a little burst of beauty and color to just about any place in the house, and provide the enjoyment of original art in unexpected places.  I also appreciate the soothing nature of Melissa’s paintings – they are a little oasis of peace and calm in an often hectic world!

It has become a December tradition to offer a brand new group of paintings for sale – they make a wonderful and very special holiday gift! If you are still looking for that perfect, one of a kind Christmas gift, or something to make your home extra special, here is a selection of Melissa Payne Baker paintings that are in stock and ready to ship.  I am only showing a few – there are many more in the store, ready for immediate shipment.  Our order deadline is December 18th at 10 am if you would like your painting to be delivered in time for Christmas (continental US).

6”x6” Petite Angel, $165 -

6”x6” Petite Abstract with Gold – $165

3x3 Itty Bitty I3x3 Itty Bitty II3x3 Itty Bitty III
3x3 Itty Bitty IV3x3 Itty Bitty IX3x3 Itty Bitty V
3x3 Itty Bitty VI3x3 Itty Bitty VII3x3 Itty Bitty VIII
3x3 Itty Bitty X3x3 Itty Bitty XI
3”x3” Itty Bitty Paintings – $45 each

The Itty Bitty paintings make wonderful gifts! I have given them as hostess gifts and have hung them on the tree.

Small pieces of art are incredibly versatile; they can be part of a gallery wall, or be the focal point of a small wall, or hung one on top of another to make a charming vignette.

I also like to place a small painting as part of a tablescape or in a bookshelf (as seen above)– paintings help to create a more lively and interesting arrangement. Small paintings on mantels look great too.

I hope you like Melissa’s work as much as I do!  Please visit (and bookmark) the Quatrefoil Design store for additional paintings.  We are adding new things all the time!  Or, click here to go straight to Melissa Payne Baker’s work: http://quatrefoildesign.bigcartel.com/artist/melissa-payne-baker

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  1. Indeed I do! I have one hanging from one of our our "vintage beer steins" and smile every time I walk past it!! :) franki

  2. Holly-
    Melissa's work is stunning. I love the small paintings.
    Thank yo for sharing her work.

  3. I love the idea of using Melissa's beautiful, itty bitty paintings as hostess gifts!! All so beautiful!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

  4. What great art! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Love, Jamie Herzlinger


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