Darren Baker is a hyper-realism artist. He produces works of art that look photographic in quality, but are about more than representing reality in a new medium. It is, instead, about creating the illusion of a new reality - one that merges a believable, life-like appearance with emotional, social, and cultural themes.Darren has honed his techniques over many years by dedicated hard work, to achieve incredible results.Darren Baker has become one of the UK’s most well known & collectable artists of the 21st century.
A perfectionist who has, for most of his life, been developing techniques to create a form of realism comparable to photography.
This master artists accolades include;
- Official Portrait artist to Her Majesty The Queen 2011
- Official artist to the 2012 Olympic games
- Fine Art Trade Guild Award Winner – Best Artist 2010
- Winner of The Garrick Prize at Christies, London.
Over the years, Darren Baker has produced an impressive portfolio of art, which grace many prestigious public and private collections, including 10 Downing Street, The House of Lords, St James’s Palace and the Bahrain Royal household. His celebrated works are becoming increasingly sought after by art collectors around the world.
Darren Baker has enjoyed a level of success that most artists only dream of. Often working alongside and produced paintings for such star sporting names as Lewis Hamilton, Steven Gerrard, Kenny Dalglish, Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney and Amir Khan, while his non-sporting portraits include Her Majesty The Queen, HRH Prince Charles and Tony Blair. Darren’s portrait of Pope John Paul II was greeted with a personal letter of appreciation direct from the Vatican.
The Sunday Times described his work as ”Thrilling” and “virtuosic”! This artist is ‘the next big thing’, an investors dream come true. Since Princess Anne unveiled his official portrait of The Queen in 2011 Darren Baker Has taken the art world by storm.