Alix Baker PCAFAS UA

Alix attended Sir John Cass art school in London and, after serving in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, she spent most of her working life as one of the UK’s leading military artists and uniform experts with her work in collections, museums and organisations worldwide.  She has written for numerous journals and her illustrations or battle maps can be found in several military history books.

Continuing to do the occasional official military commissions, Alix now predominantly paints people and places at home and abroad in contemporary styles.  One of her specialities is the Middle East and Oman where she has lived.  Another is marine subjects: her grandfather was a marine artist but they met only once and assumes this particular artistic bent is in her DNA.  Having spent so long in the past on detailed research, she is enjoying exploring ideas and materials where she can feel unfettered.

Alix has exhibited with the RSMA, RBA, SWA, ROI, Chelsea Art Society and others.  She has won many awards over the years and some highlights have been seeing her work used in a West End play and in television dramas, the subject of study by GCSE and A level students, a very large series of paintings for HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, profiled by BBC’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ and The Daily Telegraph, selected as the small business by The Times’ business section in 1995 to mark Second World War VE and VJ anniversaries, the guest speaker in 2011 at the Annual Awards to art students by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers.  She was very honoured to be the first woman and non-Armed Forces person to be Chairman of the Armed Forces Art Society.

Alix judges and helps with exhibitions, writes articles on art as a hobby or profession.   She is heavily involved in helping art societies to modernise.