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Kim Baker

Kim Baker

Kim Baker’s current work marks a move away from her previous central floral motifs, and instead explores playful, gestural forms suggestive of organic shapes, against a muted background.

Through the use of gestural mark making, Baker conveys a sense of movement and unease; of a storm about to happen. You cannot tell if these landscapes are set at dusk, night or day, giving them an imagined, underworld feel. 

The background palette of muted browns, greens, purples and yellows give the paintings a traditional feel, contrasting with the more playful floral forms which serve as the focal point of the works.

Recent influences include the Baroque paintings of Murillo, and the landscapes of David Bomberg and Ivon Hitchens. 

Kim Baker graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art degree from Birmingham University. She has exhibited widely, including group and solo exhibitions and art fairs in London, Newcastle, Reykjavik and New York, and in 2009 she completed a residency at the Signy and Olaf Willums Art Foundation in France. Private and public collectors of Kim Baker’s paintings include Birmingham University, Whitbread Group plc and Midland Arts Centre, and she has recently been commissioned to create eight paintings for the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Petersburg. Her work has been featured in Art Monthly, Time Out and S Magazine, and in 2013 she was featured in the Thames & Hudson book Nature Morte by Michael Petry.
Kim Baker lives and works in London.

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Kim Baker


1989 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Birmingham University
1985 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Cardiff School of Art & Design

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Twilight, Opus Fine Art, Stow on the Wold
2012 Rose Garden, Opus Fine Art, Stow on the Wold
2011 Memento Mori, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne

Group Exhibitions

2014 Affordable Art Fair, Bo Lee Gallery, London
2014 Long List, Anthology, Charlie Smith Gallery, London
2013 Nature in Beauty, Opus Fine Art, Stow on the Wold
2013 Atomic, Transition Gallery, London
2013 Needls Eye, New Court Gallery, Repton, Derby
2012 Deck the Walls, Opus Fine Art, Gloucestershire
2012 Now The Dream Is Over, Blyth Gallery, South Kensington, London
2012 Needle's Eye, Bayart Gallery, Cardiff
2012 Equinox, Transition Gallery, London
2012 Needle's Eye, Transition Gallery, London
2012 London Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, Gloucestershire
2011 Answers on the Front of a Postcard, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
2011 nine, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
2011 Darkness to Light, Bo Lee Gallery, London
2011 SCOPE, Opus Fine Art, Berlin
2011 SCOPE, Opus Fine Art, New York
2010 The Art of Christmas, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
2010 Fresh Cream, Opus Fine Art, London
2010 Fresh Cream, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
2010 Can You Hear It? (Curated by Franko B), The Nunnery, London
2009 Five Years, Sesame Gallery, London
2008 Two Person Exhibition, Sesame Gallery, London
2008 Unnatural Histories (Curated by Myriam Blundell), Nunnery Gallery, London
2008 The Painting Room, Transition Gallery, London
2007 Stupor Mundi, APT Gallery, London
2006 Cypsela Kupsele, 3 Colts Gallery, London
2006 Writ Large, The Greenheath Business Design Centre, London
2005 EUROART, Barrowlands, London
2004 One Day, Corridor Gallery, Reykjavik
2003 Seven, SevenSeven Gallery, London

Awards & Residencies

2012 Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Painting Commission
2009 Residency at the Signy and Olaf Willums Art Foundation

Art Fairs

2012 London Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, London
2011 SCOPE Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, New York
2010 NewcastleGateshead Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, Gateshead


Four Seasons Hotel, St. Petersburg
Birmingham University
Birmingham Art College
Whitbread Group plc
Transition Gallery
Bow Arts Trust
Daniel Clarke, London
Midland Arts Centre


Nature Morte, Thames & Hudson 
Art Monthly magazine, London
Time Out, London
Nunnery Gallery Catelogue: Can you Hear It? Curated by Franko B
Nunnery Gallery Catelogue: Unnatural Histories. Curated by Myriam Blundell

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Kim Baker: Memento Mori

London Art Fair

Answers on the Front of a Postcard

Summer Exhibition

nine: An Exhibition of New Work by Nine Contemporary Artists

SCOPE New York

Fresh Cream

NewcastleGateshead Art Fair

Summer Exhibition

Kim Baker: Rose Garden

Summer Exhibition

Deck the Walls

Nature in Beauty

Kim Baker | Twilight

The Art of Giving

Kim Baker | Supernature

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Arnolds Promise Tree
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Crimson King
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Tulip Tree
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Mandarin Bush
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Mandarin Bush 2

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