Sharon Baker

PRINTMAKER PROFILE

ARTIST STATEMENT

Sharon’s art practice uses printmaking processes. She studied Fine Art at the University of Wolverhampton, completing a BA Honours degree in 1992. She gained her Master of Arts in Fine Art from Coventry University in 1999. Her work has been shown in national print competitions and in exhibitions across the UK and France and displayed in the House of Commons. In 2019 she was the first prize winner of the inaugural Westmorland Landscape Prize and, at the Derby Print Open, the St Cuthbert’s Mill Prize. She has recently completed a month-long residency at the Grafikwerkstatt, Dresden, Germany, funded by the City of Dresden, selected by the Coventry/Dresden Arts Exchange. She works as a freelance artist and arts facilitator in the West Midlands.

Sharon makes work using photographs, drawings and accidental marks; visual fragments gathered from the past and present. Her practice responds to her environment: the urban and natural landscape and how people affect, influence and change it. She celebrates imagery that might be viewed as mundane and ubiquitous, exploring ideas around nostalgia, class and cultural heritage to question what people value in art and in life. Sharon produces work in series; her work over the years has contrasting styles depending on her subject matter and processes.

 

Winner of the St Cuthberts Mill Award (2019)

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SELECTED PRINTS

web Sharon Baker - Bedroom Tokens

Bedroom Tokens

by Sharon Baker

Lithograph on Somerset Satin (300gsm)

web Sharon Baker - Circles

Circles

by Sharon Baker

Lithograph on Somerset Satin (300gsm)

web Sharon Baker - Kitchen Mirror

Kitchen Mirror

by Sharon Baker

Lithograph on Somerset Satin (300gsm)

web Sharon Baker - The Pink Wallpaper

The Pink Wallpaper

by Sharon Baker

Lithograph on Somerset Satin (300gsm)

PREVIOUSLY SELECTED PRINTS

Large Gas II

Large Gas II

by Sharon Baker 

Photo Etching on Somerset Velvet White (300gsm)

Large Rutter Bros I

Large Rutter Bros I

by Sharon Baker 

Photopolymer Intaglio on Somerset Velvet White (300gsm)

Robot Monolith I

Robot Monolith I

by Sharon Baker 

Photopolymer Intaglio & Block Print on Somerset Velvet White (300gsm)

AWARD WINNER

STW SV Blue

STW SV Blue

by Sharon Baker 

Photopolymer Intaglio on Somerset Velvet White (300gsm)

SV Red Stripe

SV Red Stripe

by Sharon Baker 

Photo Etching on Somerset Velvet White (300gsm)