Captain Of Out Hearts

Darren Baker

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Limited Edition Print
Edition Size: 100 Worldwide
Image Size: 12 x 9″
Medium: Giclee – on Paper
Notes: Free UK mainland Shipping
Supplied with Certificate of Authenticity

Words below by Artist Darren Baker
Captain of our Hearts (When we couldn’t go outside, the captain did…and walked for us…and showed us all the way)

I think we have all been inspired by Captain Tom Moore, here is my tribute to him and his incredible act of kindness.
I drew it on red tinted pastel paper as this is all about the heart
The heart speaks to the heart and what this gentleman did touched all our hearts and showed us all the way…to be!
One selfless heart centred act has unified us, because love and kindness mirrors more love and kindness

This piece is being sold and all proceeds going to the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Appeal, and also Royal British Legion

 

Biography

Darren Baker has become one of the UK’s most collectable artists since his remarkable portrait of the Queen was unveiled by Princess Anne at Westminster Abbey in 2011.

Darren has painted Prime Ministers, Royalty and the sporting elite, and his celebrated works hang in collections from 10 Downing Street and the House of Lords to St James’s Palace. His oil paintings and charcoals have attracted critical and popular acclaim – the Sunday Times described his work as “thrilling” and “virtuosic” – and his paintings are increasingly sought after by art collectors from the UK, Europe, the USA and Japan.

Darren has enjoyed a level of success that most artists only dream of. He has produced an impressive portfolio of figurative work and portraiture, still life and interiors, cityscapes, and animal portraiture which graces many prestigious public and private collections around the world. He has worked alongside and produced paintings for such star sporting names as Lewis Hamilton, Steven Gerrard and Amir Khan, while his non-sporting portraits include HRH Prince Charles and Tony Blair. His portrait of Pope John Paul II was greeted with a personal message of appreciation from the Vatican.

Darren was born in Yorkshire in 1976. Far a young contemporary artist to achieve this kind of status and recognition is extremely rare and can only be put down to Darren’s unique gift for naturalistic description. The authenticity of his figures causes a momentary confusion in the viewer as each nuance is conveyed with such accuracy and truth that we find ourselves questioning whether we are looking at a beautiful photograph, or an extraordinary painting.

Darren has received numerous awards including The Garrick Prize at Christies, London. He also enjoys a range of artistic appointments including Official Artist to the Professional Footballers’ Association (the PFA) and Official Artist to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He is now acknowledged as one of the leading painters of the classical realism genre, and his style displays the influences of both the Dutch Masters and the contemporary realist school.

As a keen supporter of, and tireless fund-raiser for the Prince’s Trust, Darren has worked closely with the charity and has been personally thanked by the Prince of Wales for his ongoing contribution to the success of many major projects.

Sir John Kiszely KCB MC, National President of The Royal British Legion said; “It is clear Darren Baker has produced one of the most remarkable realistic portraits of our Monarch this century.”

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