Sometime artist, musician, playwright, art teacher and art lecturer, David Baker, began exhibiting figurative drawings in 1972. His paintings of coastal landscapes began in 1983. The primary concern of these works was to express the metaphysical qualities of beaches and estuaries. The paintings are neither panoramas nor recognizable postcard views, but rather sections or fragments. The compositions of these works are the result of the forces of wave, wind, rain and fire, the forces that erode and regrow beaches, forces that form and migrate sand dunes and redesign estuaries. These works are sometimes serialized to show the same location changing over time.
“David Baker’s atmospheric reflections in water paintings create other dimensions of mystery that enchant the eye”. Nadine Amadio, Sunday Telegraph, September, 1983.