Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall

Military paintings


A selection of past military work.

I can undertake Pen and Wash caricatures with real faces, as in the sample below in the gallery, or in the style of those by me in the Military Caricatures shop, or a variant.

Other types of military paintings can be discussed.

 


 

 

 

 

 

This caricature of the Commanding Officer of The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland was presented to him in July 2014.  A fun but tricky commission as I never met him.

The Terrible Rain - commemorating the outbreak of the First World War


The text to the above painting is very much part of the artwork.

The painting has been SOLD.

 

Below are just a very few of well over a thousand military paintings I have done over the years, on commission, for regiments and museums and for customers worldwide.


A selection of reviews

From the Commanding Officer, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards

Alix was commissioned to paint a picture reflecting 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guard's 2008/9 tour of Afghanistan. She is a fabulous artist with rich experience of painting military subjects and she rose to the challenge magnificently. A master of detail and rich in ideas and originality, she was able to capture our tour superbly by painting a scene that got to the core of why we were there - to help stabilise Afghanistan by improving security and helping to connect the people with their fledgling government.   I thoroughly recommend her.


The late renowned historian W Y Carmen:  Alix is doing the country a service by being the only artist making a determined effort to record military dress and its wearers as it is in the last quarter of the 20th Century.

Collect Modern Postcards magazine, 1994:  …..one of the best of today’s generation – and an exception to the normal concept of male artists – is Alix Baker….

Military Modelling magazine, 1994: All printed on good strong card with rich colour reproduction and painted in the immaculate style we have come to expect from this artist.

Kent and Sussex Courier, 1994:   Fine attention to the most minute detail and the recognisable faces of each soldier she captures with her paints have established Alix Baker as one of the foremost military artists in the world.

Military Hobbies magazine, 1989: Alix Baker is perhaps the best known contemporary military artist with an international reputation… These postcards have become collectables in their own right.

The Daily Telegraph, 1980: …. in her specialist field, success depends as much on (her) historical detective work as on artistic ability. (Extract from a very large profile of me and my military paintings)

British Army Review, 1980:  Her pictures are distinguished not only for their excellence but also for her quite exceptional accuracy… We see a good many current drawings of military uniforms and figures in the process of reviewing books… and can say without hesitation that this work stands head and shoulders above anything else we have seen.