American Artist b. 1952, lives in Atlanta, GA
Baker’s story can best be described as collecting colors, sounds and shapes for creating language. His intuitive sense of painting in the abstract developed by the age of sixteen finding this form and approach most comfortable. Baker also challenged himself with various forms of subject matter with the human figure, landscape and floral, often introducing these subjects into his abstract paintings. Additionally his drawing and print making abilities brought more energy and complexity to the work.
With a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and business administration from Ohio University (BGS) Baker entered the workforce. His careers has been diversified from working in the wholesale apparel sales business, food service business in management and establishing a faux painting business geared to the interior decorative trade. The self-employment was the turning point for Baker to share his artistic talents with the interior designer and their clients. These new found experiences helped open doors to the art business, which allowed him to building a portfolio and exhibiting his art.
Today Baker’s work is collected both by residential and commercial collectors and featured in many design publications. Atlanta, GA is where he calls home. After five decades of producing art Baker continues daily to explore new avenues through cutting edge techniques with his paintings. His works are available on canvas, paper and mural sized wood panels and can be viewed on his website at
Baker’s work is a blending of intuitive and experimental lyrical marked references. He sees his paintings taking on a distinct personality of their own with the interactions of line with color. His paintings have a unique transcending spirit that holds your interest and takes you by surprise.
Uncharted techniques often are a big part of his process. Through the painting discipline he examines the ever evolving themes that are addressed. An expressionistic balancing act is the goal with each newly created work and the final outcome that he attempts to reach is harmony.
His recent paintings have a strong organic reference. These new works from the series entitled Changing Seasons; Baker examines seasonal organic shapes in various lighting. His charcoal pencil markings intertwined with multiply levels of color leave you hanging on and wanting more.
Ohio University, 1974 BGS