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Beverly Baker (b. 1961, Versailles, Kentucky) creates her drawings through the obsessive layering of text found in a small selection of books and magazines tat she uses as reference material. The final abstract compositions generally contain only trace hints of their genesis in language as Baker draws continuously on the same sheet, obliterating her original words or letters with additional words, lines, and color. Most of her drawings are created with ballpoint pens, colored pencils, and permanent markers. She is an integral member of the Latitude Artist Community in Lexington, Kentucky, a program with the stated mission of serving all people, with and emphasis on those thought by some to have a disability. Baker has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Christian Berst (Paris, France) and Institute 193 (Lexington, KY). Her works were most recently published in Ballpoint Art by Trent Morse (Laurence King Publishing, 2016).