“Greg is an institution in Western Australia and travels with his commissions around the world”
-The Honourable Colin Barnett MLA, Former Premier of Western Australia.
Greg Baker’s studio is in the coastal suburb of Coogee in Perth, 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, allowing 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.
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
Art Edit – issue 14, 2017
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)
2017 – ‘Dreamstate’ – Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park, Western Australia