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FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS 2018

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 20 - Sunday 21 January 2018 - 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 17 February 2018
- 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.

SURREY CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR at SANDOWN RACECOURSE
PORTSMOUTH ROAD, ESHER, SURREY KT10 9AJ
Saturday 24 - Sunday 9 Feruary 2018 Private View Friday 23 February 6-9pm
Real Art for Real People! Carole's very latest work on Stand 114.

OPEN STUDIO-GALLERY at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 17 March 2018
- 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.

KERRY VALE VINEYARD - GROUP EXHIBITION
PENTREHEYLING
Shropshire SY15 6HU
From Friday 23 March 2018
ALL YEAR
Carole has been selected as one of only 4 artists to exhibit in the Gallery space at Kerry Vale Vineyard - she will be exhibiting a selection of seascapes and landscapes inspired by her travels, limited edition prints, small mounted originals and greetings cards. She will be doing a demonstration in the Gallery - date to be confirmed.

OPEN STUDIO-GALLERY & SPRING EXHIBITION at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 April 2018
- 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.

READING CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR at RIVERMEAD LEISURE CENTRE
Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ www.readingcontemporaryartfair.co.uk
Friday 20 - Sunday 22 April 2018
Carole's very latest work on Stand 34.

FESTIVAL OF ARTISTS
at CURBOROUGH HALL FARM COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE
Watery Lane, Lichfield WS13 8ES
off Eastern Avenue • Tel: 01543 262595
Saturday 5 - Monday 7 May 2018 - 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' at this top Staffordshire art event.

OPEN STUDIO-GALLERY at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Friday 11 - Saturday 12 May 2018
- 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 'MAKING A MARK'
at ROYAL BIRMINGHAM SOCIETY OF ARTISTS

4 Brook StreetSt Paul's, Birmingham, B3 1SA
Sunday 6 May - Sunday 17 June 2018
A brand new body of work inspired by the effect of light on the landscape; an instinctive response, capturing the movement, liveliness and intriuge of the places Carole visits.
Carole will be demonstrating in the Gallery from 2-4pm on Saturday 19 May.

OPEN STUDIO-GALLERY at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 9 June 2018
- 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.

HAROLD RILEY SKETCHBOOK PRIZE 2018 / BUXTON SPA PRIZE 2018
Green Man Gallery

Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Square South, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6PY
Preview Thursday 28 June 2018, Exhibition runs until 31 July.
Carole 3rd year of entering the Harold Riley Sketchbook Prize (commendation received two years running).

PATCHINGS FESTIVAL 2018
Patchings Art Centre

Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottinghamshire NG14 6NU
Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 July 2018
Carole will be demonstrating and talking about her work in 'The Artist' Magazine marquee.

MID-SHROPSHIRE ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 July 2018
- Open 10am - 5pm

Now into the third year, artists from around the region will be opening their doors to the public.

ART IN THE PEN at SKIPTON AUCTION MART
Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1UD
Friday 10 - Sunday 12 August 2018
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 8 SEPTEMBER 2018
- 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.

MELBOURNE FESTIVAL 2018
Venue to be confirmed
Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 September 2018 - Open 10am-6pm Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
Carole will be exhibiting for the fifth time at the festival. The Festival is eagerly awaited by local people and visitors from far afield, Melbourne Festival is the highlight of South Derbyshire’s cultural calendar.

BUXTON ARTIST & DESIGNER FAIR at BUXTON PAVILION GARDENS
St John's Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6XN
Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 October 2018
Showcasing the best art and design from around the region. Carole's very latest work in acrylics, watercolour and mixed media.

WE ARE CREATIVE at LICHFIELD CATHEDRAL
19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD
Saturday 29 September 2018 10am-4pm
Lichield's inauguaral Annual Art Fayre. Carole's work will be exhibited inside the cathedral and she will be demonstrating during the event.

OPEN STUDIO at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 27 October 2018 - 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 19 - Sunday 11 November 2018
Carole's very latest work in acrylics, watercolour and mixed media.

MID-SHROPSHIRE ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 November 2018
- Open 10am - 5pm

Now into the third year, artists from around the region will be opening their doors to the public.

ROYAL BIRMINGHAM SOCIETY OF ARTISTS
MEMBERS & ASSOCIETES EXHIBITION 2018

RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street, St Paul's, Birmingham, B3 1SA
23 November - 23 December 2018
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 1 & Sunday 2 December 2018 - Open 10am - 5pm
For Christmas bargains and lots of gift idea come and see Carole in her Studio-Gallery.

FORTHCOMING DEMONSTRATIONS 2018

HAGLEY SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, St Saviours Chuch Hall, 1 Park Road,
Hagley DY9 0NS
Friday 9 Feruary 2018, 7.30-9.30pm

HINCKLEY ART SOCIETY , Burbage Congregational Church, Church Street, Hosepol, Burgage LE10 2DD
Monday 12 March 2018, 7-9pm

ALBRIGHTON ART GROUP, Red House, High Street, Albrighton WV7 3LU
Tuesday 20 March 2018, 2-4pm

ELVASTON ART CLUB, Elvaston Village Hall, Thulston, Elvaston, Derby DE72 3EP
Thursday 22 March 2018 10.30am-12.30pm

ROYAL BIRMINGHAM SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's,
Birmingham, B3 1SA

Saturday 19 May 2018, 2-4pm

WALSALL SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, St Martins Church Hall, Sutton Road,
Walsall WS5 3DQ
Thursdeay 14 June 2018 7.30-9.30pm

GNOSALL ART GROUP, Methodist Hall, Newport Road, Gnosall, Stafford ST20 0BN
Friday 20 July 2018, 1.30-3.30pm

ALBRIGHTON ART GROUP, Red House, High Street, Albrighton WV7 3LU
Tuesday 16 October 2018, 2-4pm


PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS / AWARDS

RBSA

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Prize Exhibition , May-June 2017
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Members and Associates Exhibition, Dec 2017
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 2017 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)
Bath Art Fair, Farleigh Farm Shop, Norton St Phillip, April 2017
Buxton Artist & Designer's Fair, Buxton Pavilion Gardens, March, September, December 2017. 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Buxton Spa Prize , Green Man Gallery, Buxton, July 2017
Harold Riley Sketchbook Prize , Green Man Gallery, Buxton, July 2017 Commendation, July 2016 Commendation
Art of England Art Show, Trentham 2007, 2006
Reading Contemporary Art Fair, Reading, April 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Patchings Art Craft and Design Festival, Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham, June 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Art in the Pen, Skipton, August 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Studio-Gallery of Carole Baker - Open Studio, Days, weekends and weeks throughout 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Edinburgh Art Fair, November 2015, 2012
Melbourne Festival, September 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Festival of Arists, Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre, May 2017, 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 2017, 2016

Mid-Shropshire Artists Open Studios, July & December 2017, 2016

2017

Solo Exhibition - 'Towards the Light', SOCK Gallery, Loughborough Town Hall,
March-Aprl 2017
Solo Exhibition - 'The Light of Day', Ingleby Gallery, Melbourne, June 2017
March-Aprl 2017

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

Harold Riley Sketchbook Prize 2016 and 2017 - Commendation

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