Joe Baker works in pastels and oils with occasional pieces in watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, charcoal and sculpture. Recent paintings exhibited include subjects from the Berkshires and other sections of New England, the Adirondacks, and travels to Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico and Arizona. Joe is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) in addition to CPS. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS); he created the IAPS website and convention registration system and serves as Treasurer and IT Chair on the board.
Joe’s vocation was computer programming. He has retired from writing custom software, websites, and the art exhibition entry system ShowSubmit (www.showsubmit.com) which is now running with a new owner. Prior to this career, he was for many years an instrument-maker. His violins, violas da gamba, and hardanger fiddles are owned and played by musicians on three continents, as well as being included in university and museum collections. He has a BA in biology from Princeton University and worked for five years as a cowboy in Wyoming before moving to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts in 1974. In addition to painting, he maintains his family farmstead and has worked as a contradance musician and caller for more than 45 years.
Please email Joe Baker if you would like more information about any of the works depicted in this website gallery.