My Aunt Jean Garner was a national award winning photographer in the 1960's, and has been an artist her entire life. She has created works in practically every art medium.
During my recent visit to Texas in May, my cousin Sharon, my Mother, and I took Aunt Jeanie to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. It was a very pleasant field trip, and I hope to do it again with them later this year.
Here is a photo I took of Jeanie, and managed to get off a couple of these shots before Sharon and she moved to the next piece. I've been looking at this photo for several weeks now, wondering why I'm so
taken by it.
My Aunt will turn 91 in November. She is frail and can't walk much, but her mind is sharp and she is still a wealth of knowledge about art, artists, and stories about them!
Currently in retail management in Upstate New York, Baker, a native Texan, is a graduate of State University of New York (Albany) with a BA in Asian Studies, (minor in classical Chinese literature), a Graduate Certificate in US Urban Policy, and a Masters (MRP) in Regional and Urban Planning, Third World. After several months in the early 70's with a mining company in Honduras he worked for three years in Saudi Arabia with a civil engineering firm from Houston, and worked throughout Southeast Asia, China, and Northern Africa with Halliburton for nearly a decade, based out of Singapore. During his years living in Singapore he was also known for his radio and television voice-over work. Baker returned to the US in 1985 to complete academic interests and continues to live in New York.