Greg Baker – Artist – Paintings

Western Australian Artist Greg Baker has mastered the spectrum of visual art mediums and is celebrated for his oils, pastels and acrylics. His paintings embrace the human form and still life, as well as much-acclaimed seascapes, landscapes and cityscapes. He captures the visual impression of the moment, particularly in terms of light and colour. Greg’s paintings have been shown in exhibitions in London, Berlin, Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as throughout Australia. He is represented in government, corporate and private collections worldwide. His many commissions include works for Shell, Woodside and Rio Tinto. Overseas commissions include the Sultanate of Oman

 

Greg Baker – Artist Biography

Greg Baker is a multi-award winning artist living in the Hills of Perth in Western Australia. His paintings might be characterised as Impressionist or Post-Impressionist, genealogically related to the great masters of late 18th and early 19th century Europe. His concern is with capturing the visual impression of the moment, particularly in terms of light and colour.

His skills are unusually diverse and the range and breadth of his subject matter is extraordinary. He has mastered the spectrum of visual art mediums and is celebrated for his oils, pastels and acrylics. His paintings are figurative, and embrace the human form and still life, as well as much-acclaimed seascapes, landscapes and cityscapes. Some artists are limited by a recognisable palette. Greg’s palette responds faithfully to the demands of place and time.

While a compliment for other artists to be influenced by and attempting to emulate Greg’s work, Greg’s technique is and always has been his own.

From Greg Baker’s paintings you can recognise two particular loves in his life. First, the coastal waters of Western Australia, particularly around Rottnest Island, allow him to display a remarkable ability to paint the play of light on water; and second, his annual pilgrimages to Europe provide him with the opportunity to capture its countryside, villages and cities, particularly Paris and Venice, with an outsider’s eye and a devotee’s heart.

Greg Baker’s paintings have been shown in exhibitions in London, Berlin, Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as throughout Australia. His many commissions include works for corporate collections such as Shell, Woodside and Rio Tinto. Overseas commissions include the Sultanate of Oman.

In order to share his skills he runs unique art tours where students live on and travel by barge along the canals of Europe. Greg Baker, whose paintings former Premier Geoff Gallop called “Wonderful works of art,” is a West Australian to be proud of.

Bibliography

  • National Gallery of Australia – Prints and Printmaking.gov.au/catalogue/artist
  • Artists and Galleries of Australasia – Max Germaine
  • Australian Imaginings – Hodder Headlines
  • Australian Artist – Artists Chronicle
  • ‘Go West’ The Adventure of Western Australia – Nicols West Australian Publication

Representation

  • Perfect Prescription NY USA
  • Wesley College
  • Perpetual Trustees
  • La Salle College
  • Western Power
  • Perth Building Society
  • Melville City Council
  • Burswood Hotel Perth
  • Sussan Collection
  • Paterson Ord Minnett
  • Salitage Estate
  • Albany City Council
  • Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
  • City Mutual
  • Hale School
  • Court Family Collection
  • Dale Alcock
  • Bunbury Catholic College
  • Marks Healy Sands
  • Kailis Family Collection
  • Hong Kong Tourist Association
  • Padthaway House South Australia
  • Phillips Fox Collection
  • Duncan McPhail & Co
  • LJ Hooker Collection
  • Princess Margaret Hospital
  • SGIO
  • Shell
  • Robe River Mining
  • Woodside Petroleum
  • Rio Tinto
  • Guildford Grammar
  • Town of Cambridge
  • Clifford Chance, Perth WA

Solo Exhibitions

1978    ‘First Solo Exhibition’ – Paul Rigby Gallery, Nedlands West Australia

1978    ‘Paintings by Greg Baker’ – Signature Galleries, Nedlands West Australia

1979    Invitation Exhibition of 12 Western Australian Artists to Commemorate the State’s 150th Birthday – Allendale Square Bldg, Perth WA

1979    ‘Fine Artists of Western Australia’ – Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1979    One Man Exhibition During Festival of Perth – Paul Rigby Gallery, Nedlands WA

1980    ‘Paintings by Greg Baker’ – Signature Galleries, Nedlands WA

1981    ‘Paintings by Greg Baker’ – Fine Arts Gallery, Nedlands WA

1982    Fine Arts Gallery – Perth WA

1984    ‘Art Australian Style’ – Nedlands WA

1985    One Man Show During Festival of Perth – Art Australia Style, Nedlands WA

1985    Alexander Galleries – Aberdeen St, Perth WA

1986    Ric’s Gallery – Nedlands WA

1986    Local Images Gallery – Penola SA

1987    ‘America’s Cup Exhibition’ – Perth WA

1987    Europe ’87 – Perth WA

1988    ‘Collection of New Works’ – Local Images Gallery, Penola SA

1988    ‘River Images Exhibition’ – Fremantle WA

1988    ‘Living Images Exhibition’ – ‘The Abbey’ Adelaide SA

1989    ‘Impressions at Green Landing’ – Greens Landing Studio, Carmel WA

1990    ‘Europe & Australia Exhibition’ – Greens Landing Studio, Carmel WA

1990    ‘Winter Pilgrims’ Exhibition – Montmartre Gallery, Perth WA

1991    Local Images Gallery – Penola SA

1991    ‘The Winds of Change’ – Quadrant Bldg, Perth WA

1991    ‘Farewell to Greens Landing’ – Greens Landing Studio, Carmel WA

1992    ‘Winters Exchange’ – Exchange Plaza Bldg. Perth WA

1992    ‘Postscript From Paris’ – Spring Rd Studios, Kalamunda WA

1993    ‘Summers Exchange’ – Exchange Rd Studios, Kalamunda WA

1994    ‘Rottnest in the Hills’ – Spring Rd Studios, Kalamunda WA

1994    ‘Windows to the Old Town’ – The Old Flour Mill, York WA

1994    ‘Theme for a Dreamer’ – Fine Woodcraft Gallery, Pemberton WA

1995    ‘Go West’ – Burswood Hotel, Perth WA

1995    ‘From Rotto to Freo and a Road by the Swan’ – McKenzie Gallery, Claremont WA

1996   ‘France Tour 95’ – Spring Rd Studios, Kalamunda WA

1996    ‘9 x 5’ Exhibition – McKenzie Gallery, Claremont WA

1996    Lake Karrinyup Collection – Country Club, Karrinyup WA

1997    ‘Paintings by Greg Baker’ – Dalkeith Fine Art Gallery, Dalkeith WA

1997    Variety Bash Exhibition – Lesmurdie WA

1998    ‘Chasing the Light’ – Michael Commerford Gallery, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney NSW

1998    ‘Paintings by Greg Baker’ – Local Images Gallery, Penola SA

1998    Western Power Collection including Mural – Perth WA

2000    ‘Summer Paintings a New Direction’ – Gooseberry Hill Studios WA

2000    ‘Greg Baker Paints Oasis’ – Gooseberry Hill Studios WA

2001    ‘Venice’ – Gooseberry Hill Studio, Gooseberry Hill WA

2001    ‘Penola Coonawarra’ – Local Images Gallery, Penola SA

2002    ‘Play of Light’ – Gooseberry Hill Studio, Gooseberry Hill Studios WA

2003    ‘Around the World from My Balcony’ – Gooseberry Hill Studios WA

2003    ‘The Secret Valley’ – Linton and Shaw Gallery, Subiaco WA

2003    A Series of Commissions for Robe River Mining, Woodside Petroleum, Rio Tinto

2004    ‘Beautiful Day’ – JahRoc Galleries, Margaret River WA

2004    ‘Upon Reflection’ – Linton and Shaw Gallery, Subiaco WA

2004    ‘Looking Out, Seeing In’ – Gooseberry Hill Studios WA

2005    ‘New Exhibition’ – Gooseberry Hill WA

2005    ‘From a High Window Exhibition’ – Perth WA (Dec)

2005    Commissions for the Sultanate of Oman – Muscat Oman

2006    ‘Studio Exhibition’ – Gooseberry Hill Studios WA

2006    ‘Small Paintings’ – Gooseberry Hill Studios WA

2006    ‘Paintings on Tour’ – Australian Embassy Berlin Germany

2007    ‘New Paintings’ – Gooseberry Hill Studios WA

2007    ‘Journeys Exhibition’ – Perth WA (Sept)

2007    ‘Christmas Exhibition’ – Perth WA (Dec)

2008    ‘Il Carnevale’ – Perth WA

2009    ‘Two Faces of My Life’ – Perth WA (May)

2009    ‘Four Paths – One Passion’ – (Greg Baker, Drewfus Gates, Cedric Baxter, Greg James)

2010    ‘Four Days in December’ – Gooseberry Hill Studios WA (March)

2010    ‘Sojourn – Paris, Venice, Paris’ – Gooseberry Hill Studios WA (July)

2010    ‘Time Passages’ – Penola South Australia (Aug)

2010    ‘The Magic of Penola – Past and Present’ Penola SA (Oct)

2011    ‘Paris’ – The Western Australian Club Perth WA (Feb)

2011    ‘Greg Baker’s Western Australia’ – Woodside Perth WA (Sept)

2012    ‘Venice Exhibition’ – The Western Australian Club Perth WA (Feb)

2012    ‘Postcards from a Romantic’ – Gooseberry Hill Studios WA (Sept)

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