Carole Baker

Carole Baker

I work as a Professional Artist from my Studio-Gallery in Weston Heath, Shropshire. I attended Matthew Boulton College and later studied at Lichfield School of Art. Elected Full Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in April 2008, I regularly exhibit there and in gallery shows, open exhibitions and art fairs throughout the UK. Inspired by the landscape, bold, vibrant colour and texture fascinate me and I strive to create exciting and evocative paintings. I paint in acrylics, watercolour and mixed media. On my travels, I sketch prolifically; I gather enough information to develop a series of paintings both in terms of detail and colour. However, I see the use of sketches and photographs taken on location as a starting point only... tending to paint the way I feel about the subject as opposed to copying literally, giving me the chance to put my personal stamp on the subject. For me, painting comes from the heart and it is something I am highly passionate about.