Welcome to oiseau! An art lifetsyle brand by Abby Elise Baker. To get us started let us first explain what oiseau means...
Oiseau is a French word that means bird. It's pronounced in two syllables, wa and zo, together making it sound like wa.zo. Still need some help? Here ya go!
In 2022, the idea of oiseau came to Abby when she was looking to expand her art business into something that was beyond selling her own work. In 2023, oiseau launched as an art lifestyle brand, that's inclusive of a blog, design services, online shop, and beyond! We come from a place of creation and want to help inspire others, close the gap between artists and their communities, break the boundaries of art as a career, and show others how to artfully live their life.
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Abby Elise Baker
OWNER & ARTIST
Abby Elise Baker is a painter who works and lives in the small town of Grove City, just outside of Columbus, Ohio. Her art career started in late 2012 when she studied Fine Arts at The University of Dayton and learned to capture nature and figures in an abstract and organic way. In 2016, she received her bachelor's in business administration from The Ohio State University. While her education changed paths, her passion for the arts remained, and her work continued to grow and develop over the years by practicing in her home art studio.
Developing a deep passion for acrylic painting, her work now transcends temporal boundaries by extending her canvas artwork onto their ornate frames. This modern idea came to her when wanting to create something that was innovative, edgy, and timeless. In her compositions, she captures the emotions of nature that are relatable and fulfilling to its viewers, creating a sense of relation between nature and humans that is undeniable and comforting.
Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries, markets, and art festivals. Today her work can be viewed on her website and social accounts.
Blurring the lines between vintage aesthetics and contemporary expression, Abby creates an ageless narrative with each piece. The interplay of vintage and modern elements in her creations is a deliberate choice, a testament to her ability to transcend temporal boundaries. Her art becomes a bridge that connects history with the vibrant pulse of today, inviting viewers to experience the beauty of both worlds simultaneously.
Abby utilizes vintage and vintage-inspired frames to house her acrylic paintings of organic forms such as florals and figures. Her approach to composition is heavily derived from art history, and the study of gesture drawings and impressionist paintings. Her work ranges from completely abstract to more deliberate forms and figures. Each composition creates a different mood by utilizing color combinations, brush strokes, and layers of paint.