Darren Baker was born in 1976. He attended Bradford Art College graduating in the summer of 1998. After graduation Darren exhibited in London and at the age of 23 was invited to exhibit his paintings at a UK millennium show in New York. In the same year Baker was appointed official artist of The Professional Footballer’s Association (PFA).
Over the years, Darren Baker has produced an impressive portfolio of art, which grace many prestigious public and private collections, including 10 Downing Street, The House of Lords, St James’s Palace and the Bahrain Royal household. His celebrated works are becoming increasingly sought after by art collectors around the world. Darren Baker has enjoyed a level of success that most artists only dream of. Often working alongside and produced paintings for such star sporting names as Lewis Hamilton, Steven Gerrard, Kenny Dalglish, Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney and Amir Khan, while his non-sporting portraits include Her Majesty The Queen, HRH Prince Charles and Tony Blair. Darren’s portrait of Pope John Paul II was greeted with a personal letter of appreciation direct from the Vatican.