Nina Baldwin

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Artist
Location Albuquerque, New Mexico
Introduction Born in the East, I was brought up wearing bobby socks, tweeds, wool and plenty of navy blue. My first exposure to art was really through the Church… the beautiful classical religious art. My family and I moved to Phoenix in the 60’s. Moving so far from the formality of the East was, to say the least, culture shock! Tweeds and wool were unheard of in Arizona…and navy blue was no longer in the color palette. Almost “anything went” in “Paradise”…swim suits, shorts and tops and sundresses were the most you wanted to be in! And color…the hot temperatures of the desert were the perfect excuse to wear the shades of citrus, mangos and papayas. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the art…of course, you still found the traditional old masters’ works in the church, but outside the doors was a land very influenced by the proximity to Mexico and the heat of the desert. Bright colors and primitive folk art startled me into appreciating an entirely different look, not only in clothing, but also in art…
Interests Painting, art, photography, city lights, Route 66 stuff, going to art shows, reading art books, New Mexico, spirit, creativity, traveling, playing with my kitties, eBay, spiritual, Kandinsky, Impressionism, visiting with artist friends, blogging, spending time with my family, playing with my grandchildren.
Favorite Movies As Good as It Gets, the Quiet Man, Friendly Persuasion, Something's Got to Give, artist's lives, art, Sense and Sensibility, Bandits, an ideal husband, the mirror has two faces, you've got mail, sleepless in seattle, french kiss, sabrina, my fellow americans, space cowboys.
Favorite Music smooth jazz, Celtic, classical, new age, Illustrious Q, Don Shearer
Favorite Books art, art movements, artists lives.