Adrian Baker

Home: Appleton, Ontario
Title: Late Afternoon
Media: Acrylic on canvas / acrylique sur toile
Dimensions: 61 x 51 cm

Late Afternoon – Pine Woods This portrait is part of a series I call ‘Embracing Landscapes’, which explores our physical, spiritual, and emotional connection to the earth. My model, Carolyn, a mother, writer, and friend, is a city woman who was not completely comfortable in a natural environment and was shy about posing nude outdoors. She therefore chose to lie facedown on the forest floor, under cover of pine boughs, with only her profile showing.


2007 Call of the Wild, Lux Gallery, Carleton Place, ON
1996 Rural Images, McLaren-Barnes Gallery, Oakville, ON
1987 Interiors, Village Square Art Gallery, Carp, ON


2006 Convergence, juried, Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
2005 The Kingston Prize for Portraiture, juried, Firehall Gallery, Gananoque, ON
2002 Artsfusion, by invitation, Thorburn Mill, Almonte, ON
2001 Group show, by invitation, Keffer Gallery, Almonte, ON
1989 Amaryllis Group Show, juried, The Mill of Kintail, Almonte, ON
1988 Ottawa Art Exchange, Canadian Artists, by invitation, Heritage Building, Ottawa
1986 First International Exhibit of Miniature Art, juried, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto
1985 Big Ribbon Exhibition, juried, A Source of Art, By Ward Market Building, Ottawa
1985 Miniature Show, Machzikei Hadas Synagogue, Ottawa
1985 Members’ Show, A Source of Art, City Hall, Ottawa
1985 Celebration Arts Show, juried, Festival of the Arts, Ottawa
1983-85 Art Lending Annual Exhibitions, juried, Ottawa, ON
1984 Nepean Visual Arts Show, juried, Nepean Visual Arts Centre, Nepean, ON
1982 Summer Exhibition, juried, Firehall Gallery, Perth, ON
1982 Annual Miniature Show, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, ON


2005 7-West Hotel, Four large exterior murals, cultural theme. Carleton Place, ON
1999 Municipality of Almonte, Three exterior murals, historical theme. Almonte, ON
1996 St. Mary’s School, Three interior murals, ecological theme. Carleton Place, ON
1995 Reader’s Digest, featured cover artist, Canadian editions
1990 Travellodge Doral Inn, Large exterior mural, architectural theme. Ottawa, ON
1987 Ontario Arts Council ‘Materials Assistance’ grant
1984 Portrait of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and sons, com. by Young Liberal Party.
1983 Canadian Medical Association Journal, featured cover artist


1987-present Art instructor at schools, art societies, and artist’s studio
1981-present Producing commissioned work: portraiture, paintings, murals, graphic art
1977-80 Assistant Art Director, Harbourfront Corporation, Toronto, ON

Harbourfront Corporation, Toronto, ON
Ministry of Natural Resources, ON
Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, Ottawa, ON
Estate of P.E. Trudeau, Montreal, PQ
Chiarelli, Cramer, Witteveen, Ritchie Law Offices, Ottawa, ON
Numerous other private collections in Canada, the USA, and abroad