Hi, I’m Richard, an artist and designer who loves creating unique and original abstract artworks inspired by nature, space and tropical coastal scenes.

I love experimenting with various layering techniques and try to incorporate some texture and metallics along the way!

Thank you for visiting my website and I hope you really enjoy looking at my latest artwork. I love creating for interior spaces and my latest collection of abstract art is titled ‘The Acquisition’.

‘The Acquisition’ signifies a new chapter in my creative journey after originally starting out as a textile designer (www.richardbakerdesigns.co.uk). 

I have been able to make a natural progression from creating unique motifs that form surface pattern designs on fabric to digitally printed canvases, right through to the current original paintings. I have always felt that my ability to explore and experiment with different media and techniques that the creative boundaries often overlap. I do not believe in limitations.

My current art panels are constructed using the highest quality materials which compliment amazing interior spaces whether it be your home, office, restaurant… the list goes on!

Please get in touch if you would like to commission a bespoke, one-off original piece of artwork that fulfils your specific brief.

‘Azure’, ‘Allure’ & ‘Altitude’ – 40cm Economy wooden panels. Acrylic and Resin
‘Celestial II’
‘Glacial’ – Coated in Clear Resin

My Process

I love exploring textures within all of my work, which underpins the foundation of every piece that I create. I use texture paste to build up layers of interest which I like to highlight as metallic areas. I enjoy working with acrylics mainly, but will also mix media along the creative journey. I am also experimenting with resin and alcohol inks and you can see my latest works on my Gallery page.

All artwork is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and can be supplied with an Insurance Valuation, as I realise that artwork is quite an investment that should be protected.

It is important to me that my artwork is seen in its very best condition for many, many years to come, so ensuring the canvas panels never warp over time is my top priority. For this reason, I mainly use wood and aluminium constructed panels for larger pieces as the wood and the aluminium used is much lighter – ideal for much larger artworks.

I usually use more economy based panels for smaller works (birch plywood only) as they are less likely to warp and the wood is slightly heavier, therefore there is no real need to incur additional costs unless you specifically want it to be lighter in weight. The panels can be made to any bespoke sizes and circular or oval shaped panels can also be made too.

I sometimes have the panels glued and wrapped in linen, where the linen is glued to the front panel and pinned to the back. Again, this is personal choice if you commission me to create something bespoke. If painting directly onto the wood panel itself, I always layer up using GAC 100 before applying the Gesso primer.

I have the panels made bespoke to order and I add three layers of Gesso primer which are sanded down, before the creating process begins.

If you are considering your own commissioned piece to compliment your chosen interior space, I look forward to hearing about your project.

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