Darren Baker

Darren Baker

DARREN BAKER
The Royal Artist



Darren Baker Biography

Born and bred in Huddersfield Darren graduated from Bradford Art College in 1998 and quickly rose to fame exhibiting widely with shows throughout Europe, Japan, North America and the UK. He has also developed an impressive portfolio of sports portraits for clubs and personalities alike, with his appointment as official artist of The Professional Footballer’s Association (PFA) affording him considerable recognition within the celebrity industry.

Darren Baker has subsequently produced portraits for other sporting personalities including David Ginola, Peter Schmeichel, Henrik Larsson, Prince Naseem, Nigel Mansell and Jonny Wilkinson, and PFA Footballer of the Year portraits of John Terry, Steven Gerrard, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Teddy Sheringham, as well as a tribute to ex-Huddersfield forward Frank Worthington, based on black and white photographs of the player. Sporting clubs who have promoted his art include Manchester United, Leeds United, Glasgow Celtic, Bradford City, Yorkshire Cricket, and Leeds Rhinos. In 1999 a major exhibition of Darren Baker’s work took place at Leeds Civic Hall. The Leeds United Retrospective saw over 30 players represented in oils and pastels, attracting regional and national TV, radio and press attention.

Darren Baker has also been commissioned to produce portraits for HRH Prince Charles and Tony Blair, which hang in St James Palace and Downing Street respectively, and has now produced a wonderfully detailed portrait of Her Majesty the Queen; an accolade accorded to a very small number of painters in the monarch’s lifetime (please see below!).

Darren Baker’s fine art works span a number of subjects including interiors, figurative works, equestrian and ballet studies, portraits and landscapes; however, it is Darren Baker still life which now attracts critical acclaim. Taking inspiration from the Old Masters and contemporary realist painters, Darren Baker has become a leading light in the genre of Classical Realism, receiving numerous awards including best artist at The Fine Art trade guild ceremony in London and The Garrick Prize, Christies, London. His contemporary paintings are increasingly sought-after by collectors internationally and hang in both public and private art collections including the House of Lords, Downing Street and St James Palace.  He recently completed a £90,000 commission from the Bahrain royal family

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BALLET A
BALLET A
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Size: 9.0'' x 6.0''
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STUDY - AT THE BARRE
STUDY - AT THE BARRE
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Size: 9.0'' x 6.0''
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BALLET POISE
BALLET POISE
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Size: 10.0'' x 7.0''
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Grey Horse
Grey Horse
Pastel and Pencil original 10 x 8 ..
Size: 10.0'' x 8.0''
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Waiting
Waiting
25 x 18 Pastel Needs to be seen! Amazing artwork ..
Size: 25.0'' x 18.0''
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Indecision
Indecision
Stunning Oil 25 x 18 Needs to be seen!! Amazing art.... ..
Size: 25.0'' x 18.0''
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Sunflowers
Sunflowers
Original Oil Image size 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" INCHES ..
Size: 5.7'' x 8.5''
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Church Window
Church Window
Pastel Image size: 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" inches  ..
Size: 5.5'' x 7.5''
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RACING STALLION
RACING STALLION
Format: Limited edition of 50 on canvas - signed by Darren Exclusive to only 3 galleries in t..
Size: 28.0'' x 20.0''
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£595.00