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Leanne Baker Trust
A much loved daughter, sister, fiancé, aunt and friend, sadly took her own life on 2nd June 2013. Bubbly and life-loving on the outside, Leanne was hiding a deep sadness. Clinical depression is a cruel illness that often leaves its victims feeling desperate, anxious and alone. Leanne struggled with this illness for some years before she could cope no more. At a time of her life where, to everyone else, she seemed to have everything going for her; a new home, planning her dream wedding, loving family, manager of a store, loads of friends; it seems even crueler that the unpredictable nature of clinical depression meant that she could not see past the darkness.
As a kind and giving person, Leanne’s family and friends thought the best way to commemorate her life would be start a charity that raised awareness and helped support those effected by mental illness. We would love to have your support. All funds go to supporting the work of the Leanne Baker Trust
Artist Darren Baker Joins Forces With Lords
Schoolchildren have been given the chance to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of Lord’s by entering a competition to have artwork displayed as part of a mural at the Ground. Lord’s have joined forces with Darren Baker, whose work will feature alongside the winning entries.
The competition, ‘Howzart!’, is open to pupils in Key Stages 2, 3 or 4 and invites them to submit A4 pieces of artwork inspired by Lord’s – anything from a cricket bat and ball to the iconic J.P. Morgan Media Centre. The mural will be officially unveiled at theMCC v Rest of the World match on Saturday 5 July, and winning entries will receive an invitation to the unveiling, as well as tickets to the match. Prize winners will also be invited to contribute to the painting of the mural, where they transfer their artwork to the mural itself. Schools within the Westminster tri-borough area will also be given the chance to win either a school assembly with Darren Baker or a workshop at Lord’s. See video
Meet Darren Baker TODAY
Come and meet Darren and Abigail Baker TODAY 6th March 2014, 6-9pm at M1 Fine Art, 7 Nelson rd, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JB. At the exhibition and book launch Darren and Abigail will be signing first edition copies of their new book! Also on sale will be the original illustration artwork and limited edition prints.
Albert The Handydog by Darren & Abigail Baker
“My wife and I have written and illustrated a children’s book called Albert The Handydog. The book is being printed at the publishers as we speak. The first copies will be hardback copies, hand signed by my wife Abigail and I and will also include a signed limited edition print worth over £200.
The book is in aid of The Princes Trust. All profit will go to the Trust to help change the lives of disadvantaged young people. Please help us…..to help The Princes Trust…..in helping young people. We need your support!
Pre-order your signed copy with limited edition print today. Purchase Here
Darren Baker Presents Awards to Winning Young Artists
Darren Baker, famous for his photographic style paintings of such well-known figures as Her Majesty The Queen, Prince Charles and Tony Blair, will be presenting awards to up and coming young artists this Friday as part of a project to raise awareness for two local charities.
Darren Baker has been involved in The Painted Cotswolds art competition which has been running in schools throughout the Cotswolds during the past few months. The project aims to raise awareness for Gloucestershire Young Carers and The Stroke Association and Darren will eventually be producing a piece of work himself which will be auctioned to raise funds for the charities involved.
As inspiration for Darren’s final piece, students were invited to produce artwork that would represent their impression of something quintessentially characteristic of the Cotswolds.
Of the artwork submitted, four runners-up and one overall winner have been chosen and this Friday all will be presented with their prizes. The winner will take home an iPad3 while the runners-up will each receive vouchers for art shop Grimes House Antiques and Fine Art in Stow-on-the-Wold.
Darren says the standard of work that he was privileged to judge for the competition was outstanding and he can recognise potential in the young artists. He says: “It was a tough call to decide on the winners but it is amazing to see the standard of work that is coming out of local schools.”
As part of his involvement Darren also visited schools in the area to encourage pupils to take part in the project which is being sponsored by Cotswold District Council and Grimes House Antiques and Fine Art of Stow-on-the-Wold.
Visit the Gloucestershire Young Carers website!
July 14, 2013
Darren joins forces with King Kenny
Liverpool Football Club recently commissioned Darren Baker to paint a classy and fitting tribute to ‘King’ Kenny Dalglish, with all profit from the sale of prints going to the Marina Dalglish Appeal cancer charity. The LTD prints are signed by both Kenny Dalglish and Darren Baker and available here on theLiverpool FC website.
Please visit the Marina Dalglish Appeal website.
Zara Phillips: a very modern portrait
It is not the most traditional of royal portraits, but Zara Phillips is not the most traditional of royals. The artist, Darren Baker, created this likeness of the Queen’s granddaughter via “pen-input technology” on a hand-held tablet. Miss Phillips, who won a team eventing silver at the Olympics this summer, said: “To give the traditional portrait a modern twist was really appealing. It was incredible to watch it take shape and to see just how intricate the artist could be.”
The portrait is a promotion for the Samsung Galaxy Note II tablet, as Miss Phillips is an ambassador for the brand. It is the latest sponsorship deal for the 31-year-old daughter of the Princess Royal, who also has commercial arrangements with Land Rover, Rolex, Artemis and Musto.
Miss Phillips enthused about the device, saying: “Although I’m no artist, it’s great for me – I can keep up to speed on emails, edit and make notes on my training schedule and even watch movies if I find myself with some spare time.”