Alix Baker attended art college in London and, after serving in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, spent most of her art career 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 can be found in several military history books.
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 (they met only once) and she assumes this particular artistic bent is in her DNA.
Alix has exhibited on many occasions with the RSMA, RBA, ROI, RSWA, ING Discerning Eye, and other national art societies. She has won several awards over the years. Some highlights have been seeing her work used in a West End play and in television dramas (such as ‘A Touch of Frost’), the subject of study by GCSE and A level students on a number of occasions, a very large series of paintings for the late HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, profiled by BBC’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ and The Daily Telegraph, The Times, and overseas press and radio.
In 2011 she was the guest speaker 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 which included a number of very well-known artists.
Alix is a member of several art societies. She judges and helps with exhibitions, writes articles on art as a hobby or profession, and acts as a mentor to young artists who approach her.