Richard Baker

WORK OF ART — Pictured is the painting ‘Newfound Mountain’ by Richard Baker.

Just before the monthly Art After Dark event in downtown Waynesville, the Haywood County Arts Council will be hosting an artist demonstration with painter Richard Baker on Friday, Aug. 7 from 1-4 p.m.

Art After Dark will take place from 6-9 p.m.

Baker’s art pays homage to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the same way that works of the Hudson River School movement captured the pastoral wilderness of America in the mid-19th century. A disciple of this movement, Baker produces landscapes in oil that are studies in realistic detail and radiant light.

Art After Dark: Newfound Mountain by Richard Baker

AN EVENING ART STROLL — The Galleries of Haywood County and the Haywood County Arts Council present Art After Dark Oct. 4. Pictured is the painting Newfound Mountain by Richard Baker, owner of Balsam Ridge Gallery in Waynesville.

A self-taught artist, Baker is a prolific painter who keeps open studio hours in Asheville’s River Arts District. He is at home working in oils, acrylics, watercolors and graphite. He depicts the mountains he knows and loves, as well as doing portraits, figurative work and commissioned pieces.

Come out to 86 N. Main St. to watch Baker create a beautiful landscape.

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