Photo: Christine Wilcox-Baker in Knutsford, North West

Christine Wilcox-Baker

Artist, Project manager, Consultant

I have a very enquiring mind. The natural world excites me and I want to explore it.  Researching my subjects, learning new skills, portraying my discoveries in a diversity of media to suit each piece of work, really drives me forward. Projects are diverse but the central themes of nature, place, people and narrative are often integral to the work.

In 2008 I graduated MA Art as Environment from Manchester Metropolitan University and importantly my work gained clearer focus and definition. Always an artist but also a passionate gardener, these two paths have now started to merge and I am more influenced by food cultivation and sustainability.

A key part of my work invites viewers to look differently at food and focus not just on the harvest but the whole growing cycle, the value and inherent beauty of the entire plant. I portray food and its cultivation as the true treasure I believe it is through a variety of juxtapositions, presentations and displays often incorporating classical techniques and found materials.

New challenges allow me to continue my investigations and experimentations therefore I do not limit myself to a single subject. The diversity of the projects I work on contributes elements to my understanding of the greater whole. Currently my explorations include medicine and wellbeing.

My work manifests as site responsive / site specific installations, sculpture, paintings, drawings, photography and mixed media. Enjoying a mixture of solo and collaborative working, with other artists, diverse organisations and groups, I am also well versed in public and private funding initiatives and commissions.


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Location Knutsford, North West
Activities Residencies, Arts in health, Public art, Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Illustration, Installation, Metalwork, Painting, Public Art