David Baker is a realist painter, living and working in
San Antonio, Texas since 1995.
Over the years Baker has painted a
variety of figurative work ranging from portraiture,
figurative landscape, and geologic detail. These
varied subject share a common concern for intimate
detail combined with formal composition and a
realist eye for structure and surface. Influences
include French realists of the 19th century, '30s
era American realists, and more contemporary
figurative painters of the late 20th century.
Baker recently concentrated on details of classic,
homebuilt, and vintage aircraft with special
attention to the intersection of surfaces and planes
of aircraft materials. The work is an examination of
mechanical form and materials, often with
interesting plays of light, color, reflection,
against the sky beyond.
Rio Grande Telemetry
L-Bird Wing Shade
Stearman Stinson Field