Saluda artist’s exhibit of landscapes will open in Greenville

Most of Baker’s landscapes depict the mountains and waters of western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. Gallery Director Terry Norris describes Baker’s work in this way: “Richard Baker’s work is reminiscent of the Hudson River Artists who spent their careers creating ethereal romantic notions of the natural world. However, rather than take artistic license to create glorious landscapes, Richard finds and frames the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge as he finds it.

The natural beauty and passage of light provide moments of spectacular opportunity to an artist as skilled as Richard.”

A self-taught artist, painting had been a sideline to other endeavors in his life until 2010 when a heart attack left him with the feeling that it was time to devote himself fully to his art. He opened a studio in Tryon

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