David Graeme Baker, ‘Study, Black Coat – L.L.H.’, Dowling Walsh

About David Graeme Baker

South African-born, Maine-based painter David Graeme Baker depicts contemporary domestic genre scenes with implied narratives. Approaching his paintings with a meticulous eye for detail, Baker focuses on mundane moments that he grants heightened importance and emotional resonance, drawing viewers into his constructed world. His subjects stem from photographs and extensive drafting based on the images, as well as art history, pop culture, and literature—all of which he draws on for inspiration, collecting and cataloging narratives around the particular theme that ultimately becomes the primary focus of his painting.

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