DESCRIBE YOUR APPROACH TO TEACHING
To draw out – and to provide a framework of painting language and ideas
WHAT WILL STUDENTS GAIN IF THEY COME ON ONE OF YOUR COURSES?
A combination of painting structures that are both practical, philosophical, and hopefully inspirational.
ARE THERE ANY PARTICULAR TECHNIQUES/PROCESSES YOU USE IN YOUR TEACHING?
Carefully prescribed projects supported by the ideas that inspire them to enable development of individual ideas.
WHAT INSPIRES YOUR OWN WORK?
Nature and other artists.
WHERE CAN STUDENTS SEE EXAMPLES OF YOUR WORK?
West Dean, Royal Academy, Medici Gallery Sept 2012
WHERE DID YOU GAIN YOUR TRAINING/EXPERIENCE? (INCLUDE ANY QUALIFICATIONS)
Christopher Baker B.A (Hons.) Fine Art, Post Graduate Certificate in Education Exeter University.
Currently senior painting tutor West Dean College and past Tutor Open College of the Arts.
He has travelled widely to explore different Landscapes including The High Arctic and Antarctica.Whilst still a student he was awarded a landscape Scholarship by the Royal Academy of Arts and other major awards include The British Arts Council and Canadian Arts Council.
He is passionate about the communication of ideas on painting and love of landscape.Solo shows included The Medici Gallery, Cork Street, Pallant House Contemporary Art Gallery, Moncrieff Bray Gallery, and Portsmouth Museum of Art.Group shows at the Royal Academy, Royal West of England Academy, Royal Watercolour Society, Royal Society of British Artists, Brighton Museum of Art, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Royal College of Art.
Christopher Baker lives and works in Arundel, West Sussex.2010 Acting role in Archipelago- Directed by Joanna Hogg
WHAT TEACHING EXPERIENCE HAVE YOU HAD?
Over 25 years as senior painting tutor West Dean College and past Tutor Open College of the Arts.
Also Drawing Tutor at Georgian College Ontario Canada- Visiting lecturer – Farnham Art School, Victoria School of Art,
IS YOUR WORK IN ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE COLLECTIONS?
Warwick University , Edward James Foundation, Oslo, Switzerland, Canada, and many private collections America, Canada and Europe.
HAVE YOU WRITTEN ANY BOOKS/HAD ARTICLES PUBLISHED?
The Encyclopaedia of oil painting, and Water colour, Oil Painting Bible, The Artist Magazine, Artist and Illustrator
DO YOU BELONG TO ANY PROFFESSIONAL GROUPS/SOCIETIES?