Artist of the Southern Appalachian Mountains
Richard Baker’s art pays homage to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the same way that works of the Hudson River School movement captured the pastoral wilderness of America in the mid-nineteenth century. A disciple of this movement, Richard produces landscapes in oil that are studies in realistic detail and radiant light.
A self-taught artist, Richard is a prolific painter who has run 10 different studio-galleries and most recently founded the group Smoky Mountain Plein Air Painters. He is at home working in oils, acrylics, watercolors and graphite. He depicts the mountains he knows and loves, as well as doing portraits, figurative work and commissioned pieces. His work continues to evolve stylistically and to increase in value among collectors of fine art.