Profile

Artist Greg Baker’s studio is in the Hills of Perth in Western Australia. His skills are 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 as well as much acclaimed seascapes, landscapes and cityscapes. His calligraphic technique is and always has been his own and his intention is to capture the visual impression of the moment, particularly in terms of light, colour and movement.

From Greg’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.

Greg’s paintings have been shown in exhibitions in France, 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 and Oman LNG.

Greg Baker, whose paintings former Premier Geoff Gallop called “Wonderful works of art, he is a Western Australian to be proud of.”

“Greg is an institution in Western Australia and travels with his commissions around the world” The Honourable Colin Barnett MLA, Premier of Western Australia.

© Greg Baker. All Rights Reserved. Images intended for viewing only and may not be used without permission.

Professional Member of NAVA (National Association for the Visual Arts) Australia.

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
Arteffects, Jean Drysdale-Green – Watson-Guptil Publications, New York
Art Edit – Issue 3, 2014
Scoop Homes & Art – Edition 44, Autumn 2015

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
  • Swire Group
  • The Wiley Foundation
  • 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
  • The Sultanate of Oman
  • Oman LNG
  • Guildford Grammar
  • Town of Cambridge
  • Clifford Chance, Perth WA
  • Irdi Group, Perth WA
  • Rottnest Island Authority, Western Australian Government
  • L’Avant Theatre France
  • Sorgiovanni Designs, Fremantle WA

Solo Exhibitions

1978 ‘First Solo Exhibition’ – Paul Rigby Gallery, Nedlands Western Australia
1978 ‘Paintings by Greg Baker’ – Signature Galleries, Nedlands Western 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 Western Australia (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
1984 Commissioned by The Australian Sportsman’s Federation – Australia II America’s Cup Victory at Newport titled “The Finish”
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 South Australia
1987  ‘America’s Cup Exhibition’ – Perth WA
1987  Europe ‘87’ – Perth WA
1988  ‘Collection of New Works’ – Local Images Gallery, Penola South Australia
1988 ‘River Images Exhibition’ – Fremantle WA
1988 ‘Living Images Exhibition’ – ‘The Abbey’ Adelaide South Australia
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 ‘Postscript From Paris’ – Spring Rd Studios, Kalamunda WA
1993 ‘Summers Exchange’ – Exchange Plaza Bldg, Perth 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
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
2007 ‘Christmas Exhibition’ – Perth WA
2008 ‘Il Carnevale’ – Perth WA
2009 ‘Two Faces of My Life’ – Perth WA
2009 ‘Four Paths – One Passion’ – (Greg Baker, Drewfus Gates, Cedric Baxter, Greg James)
2010 ‘Four Days in December’ – Gooseberry Hill Studios WA
2010 ‘Sojourn – Paris, Venice, Paris’ – Gooseberry Hill Studios WA
2010 ‘Time Passages’ – Penola South Australia
2010 ‘The Magic of Penola – Past and Present’ Penola SA
2011 ‘Paris’ – The Western Australian Club Perth WA
2011 ‘Greg Baker’s Western Australia’ – Woodside Perth WA
2012 ‘Venice Exhibition’ – The Western Australian Club Perth WA
2012 ‘Postcards from a Romantic’ – Gooseberry Hill Studios WA
2013 ‘Song, Dance, Pageantry – Imaginings’ – West Australian Ballet Centre
2013 ‘A Brush with Dance’ – West Australian Ballet Centre
2014 ‘Venetian Tempo’ – Western Australian Rowing Club Perth
2015 ‘Salon International de Pastel Grand Sud’ – 40 International Artists, Aude France (April)
2015 ‘Baker Blues’ – Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park, Western Australia (Nov)