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FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS 2017

Throughout 2017 Carole will be exhibiting her very latest paintings - work completed within the past 12 months. She works continually on new projects mainly inspired by her travels.

Carole's work can be seen on a permanent basis in galleries thorughout the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands

OPEN STUDIO-GALLERY AND NEW YEAR SALE at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 28 January 2017 - Open 10am - 5pm
Carole is opening the doors of her Studio-Gallery for visitors to come and see her at work, chat to her about her inspiration and buy paintings direct from the artist in th
e NEW YEAR SALE

OPEN STUDIO-GALLERY at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 February 2017
- Open 10am - 5pm
Carole is opening the doors of her Studio-Gallery for visitors to come and see her at work, chat to her about her inspiration and buy paintings direct from the artist.

SOLO EXHIBITION 'TOWARDS THE LIGHT'
at SOCK GALLERY

Loughborough Town Hall, Market Place, Loughborough LE11 3EB,
2 March - 15 April 2017
Carole last exhibited in Sock Gallery in Spring 2014 and is delighted to return in Spring 2017 with a brand new body of work which is inspired by the effect of light on the landscape, created from an instinctive response and captures the movement, liveliness and intrigue of the places Carole has visited. This approach for "Towards the Light" results in paintings that encourage the viewer to look for longer and see something different each time.

BUXTON ARTIST & DESIGNER FAIR at BUXTON PAVILION GARDENS
St John's Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6XN
Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 March 2017
Showcasing the best art and design from around the region. Carole's will be exhibiting her bold, vibrant paintings.

OPEN STUDIO-GALLERY & SPRING EXHIBITION at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Thursday 30 March - 2 April 2017
- Open 10am - 5pm
Carole is opening the doors of her Studio-Gallery for visitors to come and see her at work, chat to her about her inspiration and buy paintings direct from the artist.

BATH ART FAIR at FARLIEGH FARM SHOP
Farliegh Road, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7NG
Friday 7 - Sunday 9 April 2017 Private View Thurslday 6 April
Carole's very latest work in acrylics. Stand 9.

READING CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR at RIVERMEAD LEISURE CENTRE
Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ www.readingcontemporaryartfair.co.uk
Friday 21 - Sunday 23 April 2017
Carole's very latest work in acrylics. Stand 34.

FESTIVAL OF ARTISTS
at CURBOROUGH HALL FARM COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE
Watery Lane, Lichfield WS13 8ES
off Eastern Avenue • Tel: 01543 262595
Saturday 29 April - Monday 1 May 2017 - Open 11am - 5pm
An exciting exhibition of over 50 talented Staffordshire Artists. See them demonstrate their techniques and view their new and original works. Free entry.
Carole will be returning with her latest work in 'The Potting Shed'e at this top Staffordshire art event.

OPEN STUDIO-GALLERY at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 13 May 2017
- Open 10am - 5pm
Carole is opening the doors of her Studio-Gallery for visitors to come and see her at work, chat to her about her inspiration and buy paintings direct from the artist.

ROYAL BIRMINGHAM SOCIETY OF ARTISTS PRIZE EXHIBITION
RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street, St Paul's, Birmingham, B3 1SA
Thursday 18 May - Saturday 10 June 2017
Carole will be exhibiting in the main gallery as part of the group prize exhibiiton

ELLESMERE ART EXHIBITION
Ellesmere College

Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9AB
Preview Wednesday 31 May 7.30-9pm, Thursday 1 - Saturday 3 June 11am-9pm, Sunday 4 June 11am-2pm
Carole's 2nd visit to Ellesmere College, she will be exhibition 4 large canvases.

SOLO EXHIBITION 'THE LIGHT OF DAY'
at INGLEBY GALLERY

Ingleby, Nr Melbourne, Deryshire DE73 7HW
Sunday 11 - Sunday 25 June 2017
Opening hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
10am-4pm
Weekends: 12noon - 5pm
Carole returns to ingleby Gallery for her third solo show with a brand new body of work inspired by some of her favourite places.

OPEN STUDIO-GALLERY at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 22 -
Sunday 23 July 2017 - Open 10am - 5pm

Carole is opening the doors of her Studio-Gallery for visitors to come and see her at work, chat to her about her inspiration and buy paintings direct from the artist.

BUXTON SPA PRIZE 2017
Green Man Gallery

Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Square South, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6PY
Preview Thursday 29 June 2017, Exhibition runs until 31 July.
Carole 2nd year of entering the Harold Riley Sketchbook Prize (commendation received two years running), 2 painting completed for the Spa Prize.

ART IN THE PEN at SKIPTON AUCTION MART
Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1UD
Friday 11 - Sunday 13 August 2017
ART IN THE PEN will guide you through the labyrinth of cattle pens as we exchange animals for Art to view and buy. Whether you are an experienced collector or buying for the first time, ART IN THE PEN provides a wonderful opportunity for buyers to be the first to discover the many New & Emerging talents amongst established and flourishing Artists. Carole will be showing her very latest work once again in Skipton.

OPEN STUDIO-GALLERY at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 26 August 2017
- Open 10am - 5pm

Carole is opening the doors of her Studio-Gallery for visitors to come and see her at work, chat to her about her inspiration and buy paintings direct from the artist.

ART IN THE GARDENS at SHEFFIELD BOTANICAL GARDENS
Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, S10 2LN.
Friday 1- Sunday 3 September 2017
Carole's 9th year as one of the Premier Artists to showcase her work at the event. Art in the Gardens is proving to be a serious contender as the largest outdoor art exhibition in the North of England. An entertaining famiy day out wigth over 300 exhibiting artists selling original works of art and craft.

MELBOURNE FESTIVAL 2017
Silk House, 37 Castle Street, Melbourne.
Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 September 2017 - Open 10am-6pm Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
Carole will be exhibiting for the fourth time at the festival but in a new venue to her. The Festival is eagerly awaited by local people and visitors from far afield, Melbourne Festival is the highlight of South Derbyshire’s cultural calendar.

OPEN STUDIO at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 28 October 2017 - Open 10am - 5pm

Carole is opening the doors of her Studio-Gallery for visitors to come and see her at work, chat to her about her inspiration and buy paintings direct from the artist.

WINDSOR CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR at WINDSOR RACECOURSE
Maidenhead Road, Windsor, SL4 5JJ www.windsorcontemporaryartfair.co.uk
Friday 10 - Sunday 12 November 2017
Carole's very latest work in acrylics, watercolour and mixed media.

BUXTON ARTIST & DESIGNER FAIR at BUXTON PAVILION GARDENS
St John's Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6XN
Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 November 2017
Showcasing the best art and design from around the region. Carole's very latest work in acrylics, watercolour and mixed media.

ROYAL BIRMINGHAM SOCIETY OF ARTISTS
MEMBERS & ASSOCIETES EXHIBITION 2017

RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street, St Paul's, Birmingham, B3 1SA
23 November - 23 December 2017
Carole will be exhibiting in the main gallery as part of the group Members & Associates exhibiiton

OPEN STUDIO-GALLERY & CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2017 - Open 10am - 5pm
For Christmas bargains and lots of gift idea come and see Carole in her Studio-Gallery.

FORTHCOMING DEMONSTRATIONS 2017

LEDBURY ART SOCIETY, Trinity Church Hall, New Street, Lidbury HR8 1HD
Tuesday 7 February 2017, 10am-12 noon

SHIRES ARTISTS , Stone, Staffordshire
Wednesday 15 March 2017, 7-9pm

ALBRIGHTON ART GROUP, Red House, High Street, Albrighton WV7 3LU
Tuesday 6 June 2017, 2-4pm

BRIERLEY HIL ART SOCIETY, Kingswinford Community Centre, High Sgtreet, Kingswinford, DY6 8AP
Friday 29 September 2017, 7.30-9.30pm

CASTLE ART SOCIETY, Woeley Hill Village Hall, Woeley, Selly Oak,
Birmingham, B29 4AR
Friday 6 O
ctober 2017, 10.30am - 12.30pm

KNOWLE ART GROUP, The Downing Hall, St Johns Close, Knowle B93 0JU
Tuesday 17 O
ctober 2017, 7.30-9.30pm

BREASTON ART GROUP, Methodist Centre, Blind Lane, Breaston DE72 3DW
Thurdsay 19 October 2017, 10am - 12 noon

ALBRIGHTON ART GROUP, Red House, High Street, Albrighton WV7 3LU
Tuesday 31 October 2017, 2-4pm

ALSAGER ART GROUP, Alsager Guild Hall, Cedar Avaenue, Alsager,
Cheshire ST7 2PQ
Wednesday 15 November
2017, 1.30-3.30pm


PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS / AWARDS

RBSA
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, various group shows throughout the year
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, 2008 – Elected Full Member
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, 'Holiday Destinations' Exhibition, 2008
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Solo Exhibition in the Craft Gallery, 2013-14, 2011, 2010, 2008
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Solo Exhibition in the Café Gallery, 2006
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, 2003 – Elected Associate Member

ANNUAL SHOWS
Spring Fair, NEC, Birmingham 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Autumn Fair, NEC, Birmingham 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
The Corridor Gallery, Lichfield 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
(Spring, Summer & Christmas shows)
Buxton Artist & Designer's Fair, Buxton Pavilion Gardens, March, September, December 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Art of England Art Show, Trentham 2007, 2006
Reading Contemporary Art Fair, Reading, April 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Patchings Art Craft and Design Festival, Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham, June 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Art in the Pen, Skipton, August 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Open Studio, Days, weekends and weeks throughout 2016, 2015, 2014

Staffordshire Open Studios, September 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
Art in the Gardens, Sheffield Botanical Gardens, September 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Great Peak District Fair Buxton, October 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Windsor Racecourse, November 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Edinburgh Art Fair, November 2015, 2012
Melbourne Festival, September 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Festival of Arists, Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre, May 2016, 2015
Aberdeen Art Fair, Aberdeen Music Hall, September 2015
Buy Art Fair, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, September 2015
Somerset Art Fair, The Royal Bath & West Showground, October 2015
Living Crafts for Christmas, Blenheim Palace, November 2015
Ellesmere Art Exhibition, Ellesmere College, June 2016

Mid-Shropshire Artists Open Studios, July & December 2016

2016

Solo Exhibition - 'Coast and Country', Kerryvale Vineyard, Shropshire, March 2016
Mixed Group Exhibitions at Emporium Gallery, Lichfield - Throughout 2016

2014

Solo Exhibition - 'My Favourite Places' at the RBSA, Birmingham, January 2014
Solo Exhibition - 'Land of Many Colours' at SOCK Gallery, Louchborough, May 2014
Invited Group Summer Exhibition
at The Barn Gallery, Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham, July - September 2014

2013

Solo Exhibition at Ingleby Gallery, Merbourne, Derbys - May 2013
Mixed Group Exhibitions at Emporium Gallery, Lichfield - Throughout 2013
Mixed Group Exhibitions at Barewall Gallery, Stoke on Trent - Throughout 2013

2012

Mixed Group Exhibition at Number Nine The Gallery, Birmingham,
January - April 2012
Mixed Group Exhibition at Harrison Lord Gallery, Brighouse, Leeds,
January - April 2012
Staffordshire Enjoy Art Showcase Exhibition at Barewall Gallery, Stoke on Trent,
August 2012
Triple Exhibition at Weston Park Granary Gallery, Weston-under-Lizard,
November 2012

2011

Winter Exhibition at Kranenburg Fine Art Gallery, Oban, November 2010 - April 2011
Solo Exhibition at Ingleby Gallery, Merbourn, Derbys, April/May 2011
Solo Exhibition at the Great Atlantic Gallery, Falmouth, May 2011
Solo Exhibiton at Gallery SCA, Shrewsbury, June 2011
Summer Exhibition at Kranenburg Fine Art Gallery, Oban, July - October 2011
Solo Exhibition at Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham, July/August 2011
Solo Exhibition at the RBSA, Birmingham, October 2011
Autumn Exhibition at Kranenburg Fine Art Gallery, Oban, November/December 2011

2010

Yeultide Show at Gallery SCA, Shrewsbury January 2010
Lichfield Arts Market, Lichfield, June 2010
Summer Exhibition at The Harrison Lord Gallery, Leeds June 2010
Life's Adentures Solo Exhibition, Cornwall July/August 2010
Winter Mixed Show at Kranenburg Gallery, Oban 2010

2009

'Through the Window' Solo Exhibition, Burton Library Artspace, Burton-on-Trent,
May 2009
'Summer Exhibition', Gallery SCA (Group exhibition), August 2009
Burntwood Open Art Exhibition, Chase Terrace Technology College, August 2009
Garden Studio Open Day, Sunnyside Studio, August 2009
Ticknall Summer Painting Exhibition, Ticknall Village Hall, Derbyshire, August 2009
Bright Art Fair, The Corn Exchange, Brighton, October 2009
'From the Soul' Solo Exhibition, Rafters Gallery, Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham, November 2009
'A Room with a View' Solo Exhibition, Ferrers Gallery, Ashby de la Zouch,
November 2009

2008
'New Beginnings Exhibition', Gallery at Bevere, Worcester, 2008
'Nature Focus' Group Exhibition at Ferrers Gallery, Ashby de la Zouch, 2008
Burntwood Open Art Exhibition, Chase Terrace Technology College, 2008 – winner of The Framework Award
Ticknall Summer Painting Exhibition, Ticknall Village Hall, Derbyshire, 2008

2007
Love Arts, Manchester 2007
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London 2007
The Burrows Gallery, Birmingham 2007 ('French Frontiers' Solo Exhibition)

2006
Sharpes Pottery Museum & Art Gallery, Derbyshire 2006 (Solo Exhibition)
Charisma Gallery, Matlock 2006 (Solo Exhibition)
St John Street Gallery, Ashbourne 2006 (Solo Exhibition)
Ferrers Gallery, Ashbhy de la Zouch 2006 (Solo Exhibition)
Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham 2006 (Solo Exhibition)

Previous
Donegal Gallery, Lichfield 2005, 2004, 2003 (Solo Exhibitions)

Publishing & Awards

JD Weatherspoon commission - two paintings 2011

Highly Commended Award - RBSA, October 2011

• Art in the Gardens, Sheffield - Stand selected as 'BEST OF THE BEST IN SHOW 2010'

• Work selected for the prestigious Academy/Art Calendar for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, featured on front cover in 2008 and 2010, and two painting published in 2012 and 2013. Published by Allen + Bertram Ltd.

Publishing contract agreed with Alpha 1 Marketing – 13 limited edition prints released,
2005-present

• Patchings Competition, Nottingham 2010, 2004 –  Winner of Pro Arte Award, 2003

• Lichfield Society of Artists 2002 –  Spring Exhibition - Commendation

• ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE 2000 – ‘Born Free’ Competition. Awarded 2nd prize in the open category

• Lichfield Society of Artists 2000 – Awarded Dorothy Godfrey Award

Recent publications

July 2016 - The Artist Magazine
Techniques in Mixed Media: Part 1 of 2
Painting Loose in Watercolour and ink

In the first of two articles, Carole Baker demonstrates a fast and loose on-location painitng. Read the article in Latest News... scroll down until you find it.

Summer 2016 - The Artist Magazine
Techniques in Mixed Media: Part 2 of 2
Painting Loose in Watercolour and Pastel

Carole Baker emphasises the importance of time spent planning your painting. Read the article in Latest News... scroll down until you find it.

'Inspirational Jottings' by Carole Baker
Inspirational Jottings’ features a selection of my watercolour and mixed media sketches over the past few years from Cornwall to Cayman, Australia to Aberlour! ... just some of the places where I’ve been inspired to paint.This 48 page book including the cover has been digitally produced on high quality 150gsm silk paper with a 350gsm silk cover and measures 21x21cm.
To order a copy click here.

April 2014 - The Artist Magazine
PVA and piles of paper

Concluding her three-part series, Carole Baker shows how imaginative use of collage can lift your painting to a new level and provide plenty of interest for viewers. Read the article in Latest News... scroll down until you find it.

March 2014 - The Artist Magazine
Drips, Drops and Splats!
In the second of her three-part series on techniques for acrylic painting, Carole Baker describes how you can enhance your paintings with expressive mark making and creative use of colour. Read the article in Latest News... scroll down until you find it.

February 2014 - The Artist Magazine
Expressive Layers
In the first of a three-part series on acrylic painting techniques, Carole Baker describes how careful planning is the most important part of her process. Read the article in Latest News... scroll down until you find it.

April/May 2013 - International Artist Magazine – Issue 90
Master Painters of the World – Carole Baker
Folowing on from a feature length article in Feb/March 2012 read more

February/March 2012INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE, Issue 83
'Expressive Evolution' - 10-page feature article on Carole's use of colour as the primate motivator when designing a painting. Read the article in Latest News... scroll down until you find it.

April 2011 – Streets Ahead Magazine
Highland Light - Andrea Williams reports

April 2011 – BTN Magazine
Ingleby Gallery - Highland Light - George Matthews reports

October 2010 – Staffordshire Life Magazine
Art and Soul - Staffordshire features writer, James Montgomery talks to Carole Baker about life, emotions and most importantly – art

June 2008 – Art of England magazine
Painting Ireland's Breathtaking Beauty

October 2007– Art of England magazine
Tool Kit!

April 2007 – Staffordshire County Magazine
Made in Staffordshire featuring Carole at work in her studio

April 2007 – Art of England Magazine
Step by step in Acrylics

March 2006 – Art of England Magazine
'Inspired Moments' – preview of latest work and 2006 touring exhibition

December 2005 – The Journal
Carole Baker – Artist Profile

November 2005 – Express & Star
'Made in Staffordshire' feature – Artist also a designer

Sept/Oct 2005 – Art of England Magazine
How to Paint an Interesting Foreground – Learning Curve

May/June 2005 – Art of England Magazine
A Library of Sketchbooks – Learning Curve

March 2005 – Cirencester The Standard
Preview of 'Heart & Soul' solo exhibition at Thin Dog Gallery

Sept/Oct 2004 – Picture Business
Gallery analysis – New artist competition

October 2004 – Art Business Today
New artist competition – quote from Carole Baker

August 2004 – The Artist Magazine
Patchings Open 2004 Winners – Pro-Arte Award

July/August 2004 – Art of England Magazine
How2 – How Carole Baker Uses Acrylics to Create Vibrant Images

May/June – 2004 Art of England Magazine
Showcase Carole Baker

May 2004 – Staffordshire Life
Picture this... in the gallery
– Preview 2nd solo exhibition at Donegal Gallery

May 2004 Staffordshire County Magazine
Around the Galleries – Playing Solitaire

 

GALLERY DETAILS

Through publishers Alpha 1 Marketing, both originals and limited edition prints of Carole's work can be found at many high street galleries throughout the UK, Ireland and Channel Isles.

COOKHOUSE & CEDAR GALLERIES
Galleries in Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Keswick
For details www.cookhousegallery.co.uk

EMPORIUM GALLERY. 32 Bird Street. Lichfield Staffs WS13 6 PR.
Tel: 01543 256624 W: www.emporium-gallery.co.uk

FERRERS GALLERY, Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts, Staunton Harold, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1RU
Tel: 01332 863337 www.ferrersgallery.co.uk

THE HARRISON LORD GALLERY
5 Bradford Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 1RW
Tel. 01484 722462 W: www.harrisonlord.co.uk

INGLEBY GALLERY,
Ingleby , Nr Melbourne , Derbyshire, DE73 7HW
Tel: 01332 865995 / 01332 862301
/www.ingleby-gallery.co.uk

PATCHINGS ART CENTRE Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottinghamshire
NG14 6NU Tel: 0115 965 3479 www.patchingsartcentre.co.uk

ROYAL BIRMINGHAM SOCIETY OF ARTISTS
4 Brook Street, St Paul’s, Birmingham
B3 1SA Tel: 0121 236 4353 www.rbsa.org.uk