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Portfolio for Felicity Baker - Commissionaportrait

Felicity has spent her entire working life painting murals to commission. It began with a tentative illustration of Sturminster Newton Mill around 1980; twenty years later she found herself producing 110ft murals of scenery on canvas for Covent Garden Festival 2000 as a case-hardened muralist with years of experience as a professional problem-solver. She works in oils, watercolour, gouache, and acrylics, painting a wide variety of subjects: portraits (mostly period and posthumous) animals; houses; boats; still life. Her main source of work lies in murals and Trompe L'oeil, commissioned by commercial and private clients.
 
Birth date   1955
 
Selected Commissions   2004-Digital exterior mural three storeys for Poole Hospital Dorset  
2004-Whole room swimming pool mural for private house  
2003-10m mural for main entrance, Poole Hospital  
2002 Digital murals showing Rainwater Harvesting commissioned by Blashford Lakes Study Centre, Hampshire  
2002 Dorset County Hospital, series of small scenes for single ward for teenagers, commissioned by Arts in Hospitals  
2001 Portrait of Sulky Girl( full length as a pair to Dylan Thomas) commissioned by Gabi Schotten  
2001 Trompe L'oeil window for the Gunning family, Kent  
2000 Covent Garden Festival, scenery for HMS Pinafore staged on HMS President, commissioned by Opera della Luna  
2000 Trompe L'oeil windows for the Radcliffe Family, Surrey  
1999 Classical Baths for the Walker Family, Lancashire  
1999 Santa's Grotto, Marylebone High St, commissioned by Howard de Walden Estates  
1999 Painting of HMS Shannon in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia for Mr J. Werburgh, Scotland  
1998 Portrait of Dylan Thomas as a young man, commissioned by  
Gabi Schotten  
1998 Trompe L'oeil scene with Gazebo for the Birks Family, Buckinghamshire  
1998 Greyhound in a Landscape - digitally reproduced as pub signs for Hall & Woodhouse Brewery  
1997 Ornamental Garden mural for the Jeffery Family, Dorset  
1996 Portrait of Dylan Thomas as a young man commissioned by the Dylan Thomas Estate  
1995 Painted Dome and Classical Scenes for the Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth  
1991 Portrait of Beau Nash for Popjoys Restaurant, Bath  
1987-90 Many companion boards, privately commissioned through General Trading Company, Harvey Nichols, 556 Antiques, London, Petticoat Lane, Nantucket Island, USA  
 
Notable clients:  
The late Queen Mother  
Princess Michael of Kent  
The late Willy Rushton  
The late John Wells  
Charlie Lee-Potter
 
Artist's Statement   "I am constantly aware of the subjectivity involved in personal choice of art.  
The job of a commissioned artist is to tap into that subjectivity in order to express the client's individual take on the world."
 
 

Statement      Murals:  
Felicity makes an initial visit to the mural site wherever possible, to measure up, and take photos. Where building work is not sufficiently advanced to view the mural area, she works from architect's plans and elevations. During the initial visit, she discusses possible ideas with the client.  
 
Back in the studio, she prepares roughs with accompanying reference material to illustrate possible designs to the client. Once a design/idea is agreed on, she produces a scale watercolour visual.  
She has a flexible attitude when working on site and suggestions for minor  
additions and changes are always treated benevolently!  
Murals on canvas or panel are treated in exactly the same way as those painted in situ and may be painted in the studio or at the site itself.  
 
Prices for murals would be determined once the project has been discussed.  
 
Posthumous portraits:  
 
Felicity works with photographs and researches thoroughly to give the right  
period details and atmosphere to commissions and liaises closely with the client over the pose and setting for the portrait.

 

Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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Prices
 
Portrait Format:
  Head and Shoulders   From 950    $1340
Half LengthFrom 1200 $1700
3/4 LengthFrom 1600 $2250
Full LengthFrom 2000 $2800
Double PortraitFrom 1700 $2400
Group PortraitFrom 2200 $3100
Murals
(price per square foot)
From 70 $140
 
 
The Prices quoted are for the standard mediums of oil on canvas and bronze
(in the case of sculpture).
For other media, prices may vary, please enquire directly with us for more specific quotes.
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