The Big Fish
Oil on Canvas



About this artist:

About James D. Baker in his own words:

My name is James Baker and I am twenty-eight years old. I have been painting since I was eleven. I paint in all mediums but I especially like painting with acrylics. I have held several sell out exhibitions and my art is in collections all over the world. I have never had any formal training I just like to paint and I have discovered that when I look back at some of the paintings I have completed, they show how I was feeling at that particular time.

I have complex medical problems and am a wheelchair user, I never attended school due to my medical problems and had a tutor from the Belfast Hospital School, this is where I got my first introduction to art. I held my first exhibition when I was eleven and I have had yearly exhibitions since then. I held a celebrity portrait exhibition in aid of charity in 2016 where I painted local celebrities including Eamonn Holmes, Pamela Ballentine, Facts about Frank Mitchell and many others . I also won the overcoming adversity category at the Spirit Of Northern Ireland Awards a few years ago.

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