Suzanne Baker

Suzanne Baker

Suzanne Baker paints the life and places she has lived since early childhood when her family was located in the Sierra community of Three Rivers, California, just outside Sequoia National Park. The cattle ranchers, horse packers, mountaineers and artists that comprised the scant population of that steep, high foothill country were fascinating to her. The stories and tales of adventure from such places as Black Rock Pass, Tyndall Creek and Forester Pass created a lifelong interest in the Sierra backcountry.

Suzanne’s years on horseback riding the high steep mountains surrounding her home, as well as her teenage jobs working as a packer and guide in the Park, made it natural for her to study Animal Science at Cal-Poly in San Luis Obispo. There she met her husband, Gordon. Since then, the Baker family has lived in the ranch country of Nevada and California.

Suzanne was Artist in Residence in Yosemite National Park in 1988, and at Rocky Mountain National Park in 1994. In 1989, three of her paintings accompanied George H. Bush to China for a Western Style Barbecue. She has exhibited at numerous “Arts for the Parks” competitions, the Western Rendezvous of Art Show, Helena, MT, and National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth, TX. Her work has been featured in prominent magazines and several books.

Suzanne is represented by The Legacy Gallery, Jackson, WY, Scottsdale, AZ, and Bozeman, MT; Mountain Trails Gallery, Sedona, AZ; Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; and the Main Street Gallery, Saint Jo, TX.