Richard Baker studied Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University; he completed a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2003. In 2018 Richard completed a Masters Degree in Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University.
His paintings have been exhibited at The Royal Academy of Arts, London, The Mall Galleries, London, The Hix Gallery, London, The San Francisco Arts Institute and Leeds City Art Gallery, as well as various museums across China and the National Museum of Poland in Gdansk.
In 2019 Richard’s work was selected as the winner of The Hix Award 2019, awarded runner up in the London Contemporary Art Prize and shortlisted for the Neo Art Prize. In previous years his work has been selected for the John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition (2018), the Columbia Threadneedle Prize Exhibition (2018), the Marmite Prize for Painting Exhibition (2016), the Lynn Painter-Stainer’s Prize Exhibition (2018, 2016), the Discerning Eye Exhibition (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010) and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2012, 2009).