About Me
Peter Baker painting on location near the Gothic Temple in the Stowe National Trust Landscape Gardens

PETER BAKER

Stowe Landscape Gardens

The Gothic Temple - The Landmark Trust

ABOUT ME


I grew up in North London and now live in Buckingham, Bucks. My working life was in an engineering environment specialising in Software Design and Information Management. After I retired in 2006 I founded our local art society, Buckingham Art For All (Bafa) in order to create a vibrant art community with shared ideals. I was Chair for 3 years, President for the following year and I am now a Patron.


Educated primarily at the school of 'self tuition', Landscapes and portraiture are my particular passion. Frustrated by the level and quality of teaching where there seemd to be a penchant for chasing the next art 'fad' I discovered the Florence Academy of Fine Art through my local Stowe School. Here I met both Toby Wright and Joe Altwer who both had studied and taught at the Florence Academy. For 4 years I studied under their tutelage exploring the methods and practices of the old masters in life drawing, portraiture and landscape painting.


My work having been transformed I now paint ‘en plein-air’ using oils as well as using reference photographs to assist with the completion of works in my studio. In addition to working in oils I also work in watercolour and pastel.


I constantly strive to learn more and extend my skills and knowledge. I have exhibited in Buckingham, Stowe, Woburn Abbey and Mouvaux in France. Many of my works can be found in private collections in the UK and France.


Stowe Landscape Gardens - view from the South Front.

Stowe Landscape Gardens - view from the South Front

Stowe Landscape Gardens

View from the Queens Temple across the Hawkswell Field

Stowe Landscape Gardens View from the Queens Temple across the Hawkswell Field

Stowe Landscape Gardens

View from the Palladian Bridge

Stowe Landscape Gardens View from the Palladian Bridge

Painting my way

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