All About Amanda Baker
Amanda Baker is an animal portrait artist, specialising in highly detailed pencil work.
Born in the UK in 1972, Amanda now lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, but works on commissions internationally.
Possessing both a love for art and animals, Amanda Baker has been working with animals for 20 years, and during this time, has also developed her technical drawing skills at art college.
Through years of experience, Amanda has developed the ability to capture the character of her subjects, largely through understanding and replicating their individual expressions. She attempts not to reproduce a breed or a type, but instead, succeeds in capturing the very essence of her subject, which is portrayed so intensely within their eyes.
Working purely with pencils, Amanda Baker creates highly detailed animal portraits, with exceptional draughtsmanship. The layers of mark making, create an extra depth to her artwork.
Amanda works with all animals and bird life, and has drawn wildlife from Port Lympne and Howletts Wildlife Parks and birds of prey from Groombridge Place, as well as working for Druscillas Wildlife Park.
In 2000, Amanda Baker was commissioned by the South of England Irish Setter Club, to draw all 4 Irish Setter Crufts Show Champions, from which, a limited edition print was created. The framed original piece of art, was presented to The Kennel Club in March 2000 at the Birmingham NEC. The picture is now held at The Kennel Club HQ, in Kensington, London.
A selection of pet portraits and wildlife portraits, can be found in the Portrait Gallery.