Charming Baker

  • Roald Dahl Short Stories for Adults

    August 11, 2017

    Roald Dahl Short Stories for Adults

    Charming Baker is thrilled to once again create illustrations for 4 new books from Roald Dahl; recollections of his acclaimed short stories for adults. Fear, Innocence, Trickery and War depict some of Dahl’s most sinister tales and are now available to buy from all good book shops. These four new editions join four others published last year; Cruelty, Deception, Madness and Lust.

    I’ve often thought about Dahl’s work, how he never shies from human nature in all its forms, good or bad. How he accepts flaws and faults and turns them into something he can use to amuse and surprise us. These are the sorts of ideas I’m interested in when I paint. I like a narrative, I love a good story, I long for a twist. I also like the idea that you leave room for people’s idiosyncrasies, their strange ways and dark thoughts, which are part of us all. When I think about it, maybe much of my work has come as a direct result of growing up under the influence of Dahl’s stories. I had never put these ideas about Roald Dahl’s work and how it might have influenced me, together in any concrete way before, but seeing the marriage of words and pictures, maybe I have more to thank him for than just a lifetime of being wonderfully entertained.’ – Charming Baker

     

     

  • Charming Baker Returns to The Art Car Boot Fair

    July 8, 2017

    Charming Baker Returns to The Art Car Boot Fair

    Charming Baker is thrilled to announce that he will once again be participating in the Art Car Boot Fair, releasing a brand new edition with Jealous Gallery and Print Studio. Head down to Vauxhall this Sunday 9th July from 12-6pm where the edition will be exclusively released.

    Charming Baker will also be in attendance, live drawing throughout the day.

    Entry is £5 per person and Charming Baker will be among many artists selling new works for one day only prices, including Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk and Vic Reeves!

    Charming Baker
    Sitting Ducks
    2016
    Archival Inkjet with a 3 Colour Screenprint Overlay on Somerset Satin Enhanced 330gsm Paper
    50 x 50cm
    Deckled Edge
    Edition of 100
    £125 One Day Only Price!!

  • Charming Baker’s ‘Tipping Point’

    April 12, 2017

    Charming Baker’s ‘Tipping Point’

    Charming Baker is delighted to reveal that the Big Issue Magazine of April 3 will be an art special, guest edited by Charming Baker himself. Built on a theme of Tipping Point, the special edition of the magazine will feature an array of British visual art heavyweights, all contributing unique and bespoke work.

    The theme itself comes from Charming Baker. There are, he said, key decisive moments that lives can hinge on, moments that can tip things up or down. The Big Issue vendors know more keenly than most how delicate the balance can be, and how quickly that tipping point can have negative, or down the road, positive effect.

    In honour of the art special edition, Charming Baker has reached out to the Art World and asked individuals to delve into their work archives and pick a piece of art representing a ‘Tipping Point’. The contributors assembled from Charming Baker’s vast contact book reads like a who’s-who of Brit Art and fashion. They include Jonathan Yeo, Sir Peter Blake, Rachel Howard, Hugo Wilson, Antony Micallef, Mat Collishaw, Keith Tyson, Sue Webster & Tim Noble, David Shrigley and Sir Paul Smith. It’s testament to The Big Issue’s value in British society that these, and many others, signed up straight away to do what they could to get involved.

    I felt truly honoured to be asked to guest edit this special art edition. Crucial times for us are just as much about when we’re tipped into success, as when we’re tipped out. Small differences ultimately make the one big difference. And for me that’s what the Big Issue is about.” Charming Baker

    In collaboration with Charming Baker and Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch, The Big Issue will launch a special ‘Tipping Point’ exhibition at Jealous April 3-16, featuring an exclusive, limited edition of 125 print release by Charming Baker called ‘Man Falls’, the proceeds of which will go to The Big Issue, alongside works from other talented amateur and professional artists.

  • Nellephant

    January 11, 2017

    Nellephant

    Charming Baker and Jealous Gallery are thrilled to announce that we will be publishing 2 brand new editions, ‘Nellephant’ will be released at London Art Fair on Tuesday 17th February, to register your interest and for more details please contact louise@jealousgallery.com

    Charming Baker
    Nellephant ­ Paper Edition
    20 Colour Screenprint Hand Finished with Graphite and Black Flocking on
    Somerset Satin White 410gsm Paper
    78 x 62cm
    Edition of 35
    £1200 + VAT

    Charming Baker
    Nellephant ­ Wood Edition
    21 Colour Screenprint with a Hand Painted Background, Airbrushed Ink and
    Graphite, with Black Flocking and 24ct Gold Leaf Edging on 6mm Birch
    Plywood
    69 x 54cm
    Edition of 35
    £1500 + VAT

  • Action Against Hunger Napkin Auction

    November 22, 2016

    Action Against Hunger Napkin Auction

    Charming Baker is among 10 leading British artists who have each created a napkin for Action Against Hunger UK’s 10th Anniversary Fine Wine Auction, which is open now until the 26th November.

    For more information about the auction and to see all the napkins, head over here 

    Evening Standard article link available here

     

  • Peace One Day

    September 21, 2016

    Peace One Day

    Charming Baker is proud to support the #PeaceDay benefit auction with his Drawing for ‘Peace One Day’.  The auction is now live with @Paddle8 and will run until 5pm BST on Wednesday the 5th of October.

    In 2001, due to the efforts of the non-profit organisation Peace One Day, the member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first ever day of ceasefire and non-violence with a fixed calendar date, 21 September- now officially designated Peace Day. Peace One Day’s objective is to institutionalise the day, making it self-sustaining.  Thousands of organisations and millions of individuals are active on the day, helping to build peace within schools, communities, the workplace and areas of conflict, resulting in a significant reduction of violence. This film shows some of the amazing activities which take place on the day.

    For more information about Peace One Day please go to:

    www.peaceoneday.org

  • Fortnum’s Frank

    September 14, 2016

    Fortnum’s Frank

    Fortnum and Mason are hosting more than 60 pieces from Frank Cohen’s world class collection of Modern British Art. Charming Baker is proud to have his work featured alongside great Artists such as Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff, Bridget Riley, Jake & Dinos Chapman, John Hoyland, Tracey Emin, Stuart Pearson Wright, Edward Burra, Howard Hodgkin and Maggi Hambling.

    “Fortnum’s X Frank is one of the boldest and most exciting projects in our history.  We could not be more thrilled to be hosting Frank Cohen’s collection, one of the most important private collections of Modern British art in the world, in the heart of our busy and busting shop.  During the course of this month-long collaboration, more than 60 pieces from Frank’s collection will be displayed across every inch of our Piccadilly home.” — Ewan Venters, CEO Fortnum & Mason

    Fortnum’s X Frank will be on display in the Piccadilly store until October 15th.

    ‘We particularly like the gold animal masks by Charming Baker; they stand out yet also look very much at home next to the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.’ – Londonist

    Image:

    L to R Charming Baker, Frank Cohen, Jake Chapman, Stuart Pearson Wright  © P C Robinson Artlyst 2016

  • Charming Baker’s Artwork on the new Roald Dahl Covers

    August 26, 2016

    Charming Baker’s Artwork on the new Roald Dahl Covers

    Charming Baker is delighted that Penguin Books and the Roald Dahl Estate have used images for the covers of four new collections of Roald Dahl’s adult short stories! Published today and available from all good bookshops, a must for all Baker and Dahl fans!

  • ‘Lost’ Print Release Exclusive to Art Car Boot Fair

    June 7, 2016

    ‘Lost’ Print Release Exclusive to Art Car Boot Fair

    Charming Baker is thrilled to announce that he will be releasing his new edition ‘Lost’ exclusively at Art Car Boot Fair this Sunday. This beautiful edition is an archival inkjet with hand applied copper leaf, limited edition of 100 and available for one day only at £125. After this the edition will be available through Jealous Galleries and their website at £195.
    Arrive early to beat the queues and avoid disappointment.

  • May 3, 2016

    Sweet Nothing Opening Night Video

    Charming Baker’s ‘Sweet Nothing’ opening night video is now up on his YouTube channel! Try to spot yourself among the hordes of people that came to celebrate this momentous occasion with us!