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.
He 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, and are increasingly sought after by art collectors from the UK, Europe, the USA and Japan.
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.