Greg Baker: Perth artist’s latest works draw inspiration from Perth Hills summers


Greg Baker in the White Room Framing Studio where the exhibition is being held. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d454357
Greg Baker in the White Room Framing Studio where the exhibition is being held. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d454357

FLIGHT is something we all think about in the Perth Hills summers with the threat of bushfires and Perth artist Greg Baker is no exception.

Baker’s latest works offer the artist’s interpretation of subjects in his works – Red’s Sky at Morning and Fluidity – of motion by black cockatoos inspired by the human form.

The exhibition, displayed in his son’s Framing Gallery in Kalamunda, White Room Framing Studios continues until June 11.

Launched by Culture and the Arts Minister John Day last Thursday, the exhibition depicts the views and vistas of the landscape and birds from Baker’s home in Roleystone.

Usually in France through the summer months in Perth, Baker has been in WA this year and put together his exhibition, as the summer landscape passed by his semi-rural home.

Also working in pastels, Baker has been part of a conglomeration of international artists who compete in the Pastels International in Europe each year. “I have been part of that for three years now, which is a very different landscape to the Perth summers.”

Baker has been travelling to France since the 80s and said he found the balance between WA and France inspiring for his art.

“To take people to a field where Vincent van Gogh painted Starry Night, is a wonderful experience.”

Baker spends time in France in the Ord Region, near Toulouse. His exhibition runs at the White Room in Kalamunda until June 11, Shop 10a Central Court Shopping Centre, off Mead Street, Kalamunda.