Born in Hampshire 1964, settled in Ripon at 12, left school at 16 and dug the roads, went to Central St Martin’s School of Art at 21, worked as an international commercial artist, taught at Central St Martin’s, got married (43), adopted the name Charming Baker.
Baker has exhibited with the Fine Art Society, collaborated with Sir Paul Smith for a sculpture entitled Triumph in the Face of Absurdity which was displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum, continues to be committed to creating work to raise money for many charities and was a presenter on Sky Arts’ The Art Show. His work is in many international collections.
Although Baker has produced sculptural pieces in a wide and varied choice of materials as well as many large-scale and detailed drawings, he remains primarily a painter with an interest in narrative and an understanding of the tradition of painting.
Photograph by Robert Wilson.