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FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS 2019

Throughout 2019 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 & NEW YEAR SALE at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 January 2019 - Open 10am - 5pm
ONLINE SALE from 1-31 January 2019
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 9 - Sunday 10 February 2019
- 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 16 - Sunday 17 March 2019 Private View Friday 15 March 6-9pm
Real Art for Real People! Carole's very latest work on Stand 114.

BUXTON ARTIST & DESIGNER FAIR at BUXTON PAVILION GARDENS
St John's Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6XN
Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 March 2019
Showcasing the best art and design from around the region in the Octogan Hall. Carole's very latest work in acrylics, watercolour and mixed media.

OPEN STUDIO-GALLERY & SPRING EXHIBITIONat PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 April 2019
- 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.

STRATFORD ART FAIR at Stratford-upon Avon Town Hall
1 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EF
Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 May 2019
- Open 10am - 5pm Saturday , 10am-3pm Sunday
Friday 3 May (by invitation only) 7.30-10pm

Carole is honoured to have been asked to exhibit 14 of her paintings at this prestigious event. Raising funds for Stratford Girls Grammar School and The Shakespeare Hospice.

OPEN STUDIO-GALLERY at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 May 2019
- 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.

NEWBURY CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR at NEWBURY RACECOURSE
RG14 7PN
Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 May 2019 Private View Friday 10 May 6-9pm
Real Art for Real People! Carole's very latest work on Stand 71.

ELLESMERE ART EXHIBITION at ELLESMERE COLLEGE
Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9AB
Wednesday 29 May - Sunday 2 June 2019 Private View Friday 10 May 6-9pm
Carole will have 4 large paintings exhibited.

MID-SHROPSHIRE ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 June 2019 - Open 10am - 5pm

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

'COMPOSITION 2' - Lichfield Festival Annual Art Exhibition
at LICHFIELD CATHEDRAL

THE CLOSE, LICHFIELD, STAFFS WS13 7LD
5 - 27 July 2019 - Open 10am - 5pm

Carole will be exhibiting 2 paintings in the impressive Lichfield Cathedral.

PATCHINGS FESTIVAL 2019
Patchings Art Centre

Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottinghamshire NG14 6NU
Thursday 11 - Saturday 13 July 2019
Carole will be demonstrating and talking about her work in 'The Artist' Magazine marquee.

THE GREAT DOME ART FAIR 2019
at Devonshire Dome, 1 Devonshire Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6RY

Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 July 2019
Private View: Friday 19 July 2019

Carole is honoured to be asked to exhibit as guest artist by the Peak District Artisans at this prestigious exhibition.

ART IN THE PEN at SKIPTON AUCTION MART
Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1UD
Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 August 2019 private View Friday 9 August 6-9pm
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.

MELBOURNE FESTIVAL 2019
Venue: THE SILK HOUSE, CASTLE STREET, DE73 8DY TBC
Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 September 2019 - Open 10am-6pm Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
Carole will be exhibiting for the seventh consecutive year 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.

EAST SUSSEX ART FAIR at BRIGHTON RACECOURSE
Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 9XZ
Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 October 2019 Private View Friday 11 October 6-9pm
Carole will be exhibiting at the inaugral event at Brighton Race course. Stand No TBC

BUXTON ARTIST & DESIGNER FAIR at BUXTON PAVILION GARDENS
St John's Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6XN
Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 October 2019
Showcasing the best art and design from around the region. Carole's very latest work in acrylics, watercolour and mixed media.

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.

DISCOVER: GATHER: GIVE CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL
at Stratford-Upon-Avon Town Hall, 1 Sheep Street, Startford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6EF

Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 November 2019 Private View: Friday 1 November 2019
Visit Carole for the first time in Stratford with her new Collection.

WINDSOR CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR at WINDSOR RACECOURSE
Maidenhead Road, Windsor, SL4 5JJ www.windsorcontemporaryartfair.co.uk
Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 November 2019 Private view Friday 8 November 6-9pm
Carole's very latest work in acrylics, watercolour and mixed media.
See Carole on Stand 68
For TICKET OFFER - contact Carole
For INVITATION TO PRIVATE VIEW ON FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER - contact Carole

OPEN STUDIO at PLOUGH HOUSE
Weston Heath, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8RY
Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 November 2019 - Open 10am - 5pm
TBC
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 ARTIST & DESIGNER FAIR at BUXTON PAVILION GARDENS
St John's Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6XN
Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 November 2019
Showcasing the best art and design from around the region. 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 30 November - Sunday 1 December 2019 - Open 10am - 5pm

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

FORTHCOMING DEMONSTRATIONS 2018

LICHFIELD SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, Saxon Hill School, Lichfield
Wednesday 9 January 2019, 7.30-9.30pm

HYDE LEA ART GROUP, Hyde Lea Village Hall, Stafford ST18 9BQ
Thursday 10 January 2019, 10am-12noon

MUXTON LADIES GROUP, St John's church, Saltwells Drive, Muxton TF2 8RJ
Wednesday 6 February 2019, 7.30-9.30pm

ALBRIGHTON ART GROUP, Red House, High Street, Albrighton WV7 3LU
Tuesday 19 February 2019, 2-4pm

ALBRIGHTON ART GROUP, Red House, High Street, Albrighton WV7 3LU
Tuesday 22 October 2019, 2-4pm

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WORCESTER SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, Browch Road, Worcester WR2 4AS
Monday 10 February 2020, 7.30-9.30pm

PAINS GREY ART GROUP,St John's church, Saltwells Drive, Muxton TF2 8RJ
Saturday 15 February 2020, 2-4pm

BRIDGNORTH ART SOCIETY, Bridgnorth Library 67 Listley Street,
Bridgnorth WV16 4AW

Wednesday 8 April 2020, 7.30-9.30pm


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 2018, 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 2018, 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 2018 Commendation, July 2017 Commendation, July 2016 Commendation
Art of England Art Show, Trentham 2007, 2006
Reading Contemporary Art Fair, Reading, April 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Surrey Contemporary Art Fair, Sandown Racecourse, February 2018
Patchings Art Craft and Design Festival, Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham, July 2018, June 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Art in the Pen, Skipton, August 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Studio-Gallery of Carole Baker - Open Studio, Days, weekends and weeks throughout 2018, 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 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Edinburgh Art Fair, November 2015, 2012
Melbourne Festival, September 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Festival of Arists, Curborough Hall Farm Countryside Centre, May 2018, 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 2018, 2017, 2016
We Are Creative, Lichfield Cathedral, September 2018

2018

Group Exhibition - Shropshire Picks at Kerryvale Vneyard, Pentreheyling
4 'man' exhibition from March-December 2018
Solo Exhibition - 'Making a Mark' at the RBSA, Birmingham, May-June 2018

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

• Puslishing contrct with Artko Ltd - 8 open edition prints released 2016 - preent

Harold Riley Sketchbook Prize 2016, 2017 and 2018 - 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,
2005-2015

• 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

Forthcoming publications: The Artist Magazine - July 2019 and Summer 2019

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