David Graeme Baker




“The landscape of Maine and depictions of my family and friends within its embrace are the catalysts for my paintings. Realism anchors my work, though I purposefully conflate reality and fiction to imbue the images with enigmatic, yet evocative dreamlike meaning.” 

David Graeme Baker is a painter who lives with his wife and two sons in Hancock, Maine. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. David’s contemporary domestic genre scenes are imbued with mystery and tension creating enigmatic narratives that explore our relationships with ourselves and one another. The slower pace and domestic surroundings created by his young family have influenced his work.


David Graeme Baker’s painting, Vacationland, appears on the cover of Cornell University’s literary magazine, EPOCH, in the November 2013 issue: http://english.arts.cornell.edu/publications/epoch/current-issue.html.

Maine Home + Design highlighted David Graeme Baker in an article March 2013: David Graeme Baker, MH+D March 2013.

David Graeme Baker has written an article for Artists on Art magazine, which is featured in this quarter’s issue. Read the full article here: Artists On Art, David Baker, Beyond Observation.

David Graeme Baker’s 2012 sold out exhibition received high praise in The Free Press review by Britta Konau. Read the full review here:http://freepressonline.com/main.asp?SectionID=50&SubSectionID=72&ArticleID=21798

David Graeme Baker’s show was previewed in American Art Collector’s September 2012 issue. Read the full article here: David Graeme Baker, American Art Collector.

David’s 2012 show was highlighted in Maine Home + Design’s April 2012 art issue. To download a copy of the article, click here: Show Stoppers.

David’s paintings were featured in the Spring 2012 issue of The Gettysburg Review.

David was featured in American Art Collector Magazine’s September 2011 issue. To view a copy of the article, click here: American Art Collector, David Graeme Baker.

David was featured in Downeast Magazine’s November 2010 issue. To view a copy of the article, click here:Downeast Magazine, David Graeme Baker.