Born in 1961 in New York City, Garin Baker was raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. With a strong focus on working from life, his realism combines an expressive nature showing a passionate engagement with a variety of contemporary subjects including large New York cityscapes filled with bustling people to spacious rural landscapes reminiscent of the Hudson River School of Painting. To his credits are numerous gallery exhibitions and national awards.
In addition, Garin runs a Public Art Mural Company named Carriage House Art Studios, which offers apprenticeships and workshops to students and artists with opportunities to work professionally and improve their craft. Completed Public Art Projects include murals in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, DC, New York and Helsingor, Denmark. His work has been a featured in American Artist & Plein Air Magazines as well as many other publications.
Presently, Garin is pursuing a contemporary form of Realist Art inspired by great traditions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This visual art form continues today, alive and well as a powerful and relevant language continuing the discussion.