All posts by Sharon Baker

News of three exhibitions: The Qube Arts Open, Figurative Art Now & Wells Art Contemporary.

Its been an exciting few days…I’ve taken ‘Bay Window 2’ to the Qube in Oswestry to appear in the Qube Open Art Exhibition on the theme of ‘Shape and Colour’. The exhibition runs from 1st July until 27th August & will also be online
I am also delighted that two of my ‘Bay Window’ series of prints have been chosen for the online exhibition ‘Figurative Art Now’ hosted by the Mall Galleries & the Federation of British artists. The exhibition will go live online on 7th July.
And finally I have had a print selected for the Wells Art Contemporary and will be showing my print in the majestic Wells Cathedral this September!
Happy days!! Though I really must update this website with some of my newer work but head over to my instagram page to see some images.

Ikon for Artists Art Sale 17th-31st May 2021

I’m thrilled to be taking part in #ikonforartists where the Ikon gallery devotes its galleries and its first exhibition after lockdown to an exhibition of artworks for sale by over 250 Birmingham artists. 100% of the proceeds from artwork sales goes to the artist. I am showing a small framed mono print with image transfer: ‘Small Golden Shed 1′ celebrating my Grandparents’ back garden in a working class suburb of Birmingham complete with garden shed and Anderson Shelter.

You can book a slot to visit the exhibition in person if you visit

Teeside Print Prize 2020 & Rugby Open 2020

Teeside Print Prize
My print ‘Large Rutter Bros I’ has been selected for the Teeside Print Prize exhibition for printmakers using Intaglio and Relief processes. The online catalogue of the exhibition is on the Teeside Print Prize Facebook page @teesideprintprize and the people of Middlesbrough can see the exhibition at 2B Hill Street Shopping Centre Middlesbrough from 20th Feb-May 2021

The Rugby Open
I have two prints: ‘Grandad’s Shed Golden’ & ‘Grandad’s shed Lilac’ at Rugby Art Gallery but sadly nobody has been able to see them in real life. You can visit the website at and download a digital catalogue featuring all the artworks on show and vote for the People’s Choice Award. The exhibition will be available online until mid April 2021.

The ING Discerning Eye 2020

I am thrilled to have ‘Packwood Fragment 28’ Selected for this exhibition. The show gives artists the opportunity to showcase their work in a unique virtual exhibition and I am proud to be included with some wonderfully talented British artists.

“The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is proud to launch its 2020 edition to celebrate the very best in contemporary British art and make 1000 exceptional artworks accessible through its new virtual format displaying artworks from 7pm on 19th November until 31 December 2020.  showcasing the artists’ shortlisted works with commentary and introductions by the selectors and a new platform for viewers to buy the artwork directly”

Browse through the virtual exhibition here:


Covid-19 Update

Sadly all exhibitions I was involved in  now and in the near future have been cancelled. I am selling some of my recent work and selected artwork from my back catalogue via #artistsupportpledge on Instagram – I’m also posting on my Facebook artists page so maybe have a look if you have the time or the inclination.  Covid-19 has shut our world down for a time- take care everyone until we reach the other side.

Love Letters Exhibition at Gallery Top, Rowsley, Derbyshire 8th February-8th March 2020

I am excited to have six of my manhole cover prints included in this group show themed around the use of lettering, alphabets and text in printmaking curated by Bernie Rutter. It’s great to be exhibiting with other talented artists. The gallery is situated in a lovely spot in the Peak District, open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 11am-4pm Gallery Top, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley , Matlock,  Derbyshire,  DE4 2EH Tel 01629 735 580 & check out their website

Winner of the Westmorland Landscape Prize

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been awarded the First Prize for ‘Packwood Fragment 14’ one of my series of prints based on images of a Topiary garden at Packwood House, Warwickshire.
The Westmorland Landscape Prize is a brand new exhibition and art prize that celebrates and interrogates our relationship with the landscape. Selected from over 1000 entries from across the UK the exhibition consists of work by 70 artists chosen by Cherie Federico, Editor of Aesthetica Magazine; Anne Desmet RA, Artist and Royal Academician; and Hazel Stone, Arts Development Manager for Forestry England. The panel were looking for work which reaches beyond the aesthetic, stimulating thinking and debate about the way in which we exist alongside, as part of, or sometimes in spite of our landscape. I still can’t believe I was shortlisted for this prize, let alone winning it! You can see the exhibition at the Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ  until 10th November.