Rich Baker, the artist, has seen many incarnations over the years in the talent department. Starting as a singer and songwriter, he plies and shapes words and music. While he has not put down his guitar entirely, he now plies and shapes metal to form his vision of a piece.
“I don't call myself any particular type of sculptural artist. I use mixed media, I use elements of steam punk and recycled art, combining old and new methods to achieve what I wish to see. Mostly I create what inspires me and more often than not, it becomes a hyper-realistic piece. Not surrealism, not reproductions, but something that is unique to my art.”
Rich currently resides in the countryside of Southwestern Ontario with his wife, daughter, dog, 2 cat's and various wildlife that wander by. He is inspired by the art we see in everyday life.
“The world is filled with abstracts, I want my work to be clear, straight forward.”
© 2009, 2011 Rich Baker. All images are the artist property and may not be reproduced for any reproduction without their permission. All Rights Reserved
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At Lakeside Drive in Stratford, members of Art in the Park have presented an outdoor show since 1968. Every Wed, Sat and Sun, during June, July, August & September weather permitting, the works of regional artists are represented. Please join us to learn more about how the pieces are created and about the artists responsible for their conception.