The Eclectic Style of Ed Baxter
- Dates: August 1, 2020 - September 27, 2020
- Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Venue: Triangle Cultural Art Gallery
- Location: North Raleigh
- Address: 8320 Litchford Rd., Ste. 138, Raleigh, 27615
- Phone: 919.900.8055
- Times: Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm
- Admission: Free
This new body of work is a visual exploration of color, texture, and layering in oils. Baxter uses jazz music to inspire many of his paintings while providing a cultural context for his work. Many of his works are visual melodies that are informed by his deep love for traditional and contemporary jazz. In both the abstract and narrative paintings, Baxter has developed an approach to painting that is additive and subtractive. Most of all, he wants the viewer to hear music coming through the work with his joyful experimentation of color.
Raleigh native Edward L. Baxter has produced oil paintings covering a wide array of subject matter such as landscapes, still life, portraits, jazz themes, abstract, religious and African works.
In his early development, Ed Baxter was inspired by Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, John Bigger, and Picasso. These days, artists such as Thornton Dial, Purvis Young and Kehinde Wiley continue to provide a spirit-of-creation that has enabled Ed to produce paintings for well over 50 years.
In 2019 and 2020, Ed Baxter was selected for the North Carolina Artists Exhibition featuring artists from across North Carolina at the Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC.