Baker displays art at Olga

  • Sat Apr 26th, 2008 6:31am
  • Life

John Baker displays one of his portraits.

The Artworks will present an exhibit of detailed pen and ink and pencil renditions of Orcas Island artist John Baker throughout the month of April.

Baker’s interest in drawing began at an early age and flourished after high school. While Baker received formal art education at California State College at Long Beach, most of his schooling has been the private studios of friends, galleries, museums, exhibits, art shows and obscure bookstores. An aunt once reminded him that “in order to learn to draw, one must first learn to see.” Baker has followed that philosophy all his life.

The public is invited to view the breach of a whale, a baby’s yawn, a child’s new hat, and the leap of a porpoise in Baker’s work. The Artworks gallery is open everyday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. in Olga. 376-4408.