Darren Baker - Artist

I am very proud to announce that Blue Sky is working with the Artist Darren Baker, Darren has a very comprehensive Artfolio, and has painted many famous landmarks and people...  Darren Baker has become one of the UK’s most collectable artists since his remarkable portrait of the Queen was unveiled by Princess Anne at Westminster Abbey in 2011. Darren has painted Prime Ministers, Royalty and the sporting elite, and his celebrated works hang in collections from 10 Downing Street and the House of Lords to St James’s Palace. His oil paintings and charcoals have attracted critical and popular acclaim - the Sunday Times described his work as "thrilling" and "virtuosic" - and his paintings are increasingly sought after by art collectors from the UK, Europe, the USA and Japan.

 

Darren has enjoyed a level of success that most artists only dream of. He has produced an impressive portfolio of figurative work and portraiture, still life and interiors, cityscapes, and animal portraiture which graces many prestigious public and private collections around the world. He has worked alongside and produced paintings for such star sporting names as Lewis Hamilton, Steven Gerrard and Amir Khan, while his non-sporting portraits include HRH Prince Charles and Tony Blair. His portrait of Pope John Paul II was greeted with a personal message of appreciation from the Vatican.

 

Darren was born in Yorkshire in 1976. Far a young contemporary artist to achieve this kind of status and recognition is extremely rare and can only be put down to Darren’s unique gift for naturalistic description. The authenticity of his figures causes a momentary confusion in the viewer as each nuance is conveyed with such accuracy and truth that we find ourselves questioning whether we are looking at a beautiful photograph, or an extraordinary painting.

 

Darren has received numerous awards including The Garrick Prize at Christies, London. He also enjoys a range of artistic appointments including Official Artist to the Professional Footballers’ Association (the PFA) and Official Artist to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He is now acknowledged as one of the leading painters of the classical realism genre, and his style displays the influences of both the Dutch Masters and the contemporary realist school.

Darren Baker has become one of the UK’s most collectable artists since his remarkable portrait of the Queen was unveiled by Princess Anne at Westminster Abbey in 2011. Darren has painted Prime Ministers, Royalty and the sporting elite, and his celebrated works hang in collections from 10 Downing Street and the House of Lords to St James’s Palace. His oil paintings and charcoals have attracted critical and popular acclaim - the Sunday Times described his work as "thrilling" and "virtuosic" - and his paintings are increasingly sought after by art collectors from the UK, Europe, the USA and Japan.

 

Darren has enjoyed a level of success that most artists only dream of. He has produced an impressive portfolio of figurative work and portraiture, still life and interiors, cityscapes, and animal portraiture which graces many prestigious public and private collections around the world. He has worked alongside and produced paintings for such star sporting names as Lewis Hamilton, Steven Gerrard and Amir Khan, while his non-sporting portraits include HRH Prince Charles and Tony Blair. His portrait of Pope John Paul II was greeted with a personal message of appreciation from the Vatican.

 

Darren was born in Yorkshire in 1976. Far a young contemporary artist to achieve this kind of status and recognition is extremely rare and can only be put down to Darren’s unique gift for naturalistic description. The authenticity of his figures causes a momentary confusion in the viewer as each nuance is conveyed with such accuracy and truth that we find ourselves questioning whether we are looking at a beautiful photograph, or an extraordinary painting.

 

 

Darren has received numerous awards including The Garrick Prize at Christies, London. He also enjoys a range of artistic appointments including Official Artist to the Professional Footballers’ Association (the PFA) and Official Artist to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He is now acknowledged as one of the leading painters of the classical realism genre, and his style displays the influences of both the Dutch Masters and the contemporary realist school.

Visit Darren's shop to view some of his work and the opportunity to purchase his exceptional sporting memorabilia

 

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What Words Mean To Me....

Three little words, that say so much

Words have always been important to me, the written word says so much. It can change your life,  or bring your world tumbling down. 

 

I have always enjoyed writing, keeping a diary, writing thoughts and feelings and being able to express myself.  Writing stories, that never intend to be published, but have very special meanings, my favorite being Spy Dog, based on my very old Bearded Collie, and his adventures. 

 

Writing is the powerful tool we have and whether you are writing a blog or advertising your latest product, it is the story that will make your customers come back again and again.  

 

Even when I am reading an advertisement or reading about a new product, if I can see the story, then I am hooked. The story tells the customer, what they are getting, what it is made of, what it can do for you, the benefits.  This is what so many web spaces, blogs, and marketing information lack. The Story!

 

I recently wrote an article on Flotation Tank Therapy, now, after hours of research, I did not find any articles that really hooked me.  I wanted to feel like I understood the feeling and could picture in my mind how I would feel immersed in the salt water, feeling like I was in zero gravity and deprived of all sensory feeling.  To me, it is so important that the reader really feels what is being written. 

 

When I write content, I write it from the heart, I feel the content, research the subject.  I want to feel my readers are experiencing the feelings brought from what they are reading, and feel inspired to buy that product, and look at that service.

 

If you are interested in discussing or finding out more, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

 

Thanks for reading

Emma x 

 

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Travel Time in 2017

The days are getting longer and we all look towards holiday time.  

 

I'm looking forward to visting Japan shortly and suprised myself by organising our whole trip and itinerary.  We have saved a fortune doing it ourselves. 

 

Join me on my Adventures,  by reading my BLOG.  

 

Following our Japan visit we are going to Austrailia, Canberra, to meet our new Grandaughter, born in February.  A very exciting time.  

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