Ilfracombe exhibition for international artist Darren Baker

Work by Darren Baker

Work by Darren Baker - Credit: Archant

See the super-realistic realist’s work at Driftwood Contemporary gallery, St James Place

Equine VII by Darren Baker

Equine VII by Darren Baker - Credit: Archant

Internationally-acclaimed artists Darren Baker will be exhibiting at the Driftwood Contemporary gallery in Ilfracombe for the next two weeks.

The well known artist’s super-realistic works have won him global accolades, including the Royal seal of approval after his portrait of HM Queen in 2011.

He has close ties to Ilfracombe, having a second home in the town.

The exhibition opens on Saturday and will feature many original works in pastels, charcoal and oils.

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Darren has worked alongside and produced paintings for sports stars such as Lewis Hamilton, Steven Gerrard and Amir Khan, while his non-sporting portraits also include HRH Prince Charles, Tony Blair and Pope John Paul II.

His oil paintings and charcoals have attracted critical and popular acclaim; his work has been described as ‘thrilling’ and ‘virtuosic’ and is increasingly sought after by art collectors from the UK, Europe, the USA and Japan.

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He is known as one of the leading painters of the classical realism genre with influences from both the Dutch masters and the contemporary realist school.

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