Darren Baker has become one of the UKs 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 Jamess 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. Darrens 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 unvieled his official portrait of The Queen in 2011 Darren Baker Has taken the artworld by storm.
Darren feels he owes his success to the Princes Trust who helped him as a very young artist. Now an ambassador for the Princes Trust Darren has supported the cause and the work they do helping young people, both by holding art workshops and donating pieces of art for fundraising. One portrait alone donated in 2011 raised over £25000 at their main dinner at The Savoy. Darren will be donating to the dinner again this February, also to The Diamond Ball and Trust Art Auction, both in December of this year. More information about these specific events and the work of The Trust can be found at www.princes-trust.org.uk
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