Richard Baker Studio celebrates anniversary with new look

Published 9:32 am Monday, August 1, 2011

Richard Baker in his newly designed Tryon studio. (photo ny Meg Rogers)

The Richard Baker Studio, located at 163 N. Trade St., celebrated its first anniversary in Tryon’s downtown district July 30-31 in tandem with the Tryon Gallery Trot and Art Trek Tryon events.
In anticipation, the studio gallery has recently undergone major interior renovations, including gallery lighting and hanging systems and other decorative appointments, with light exterior landscaping upgrades as well.
Baker’s fulltime presence in Tryon, and its arts community, involved a seeming epic life journey, including having successfully rebounded from medical procedures leaving him with three stints and five aortic bypasses a mere year and a half ago.
When questioned about his quick immersion into the local Tryon arts scene, he countered, “Art is my life, drive and passion. It is who I am.”
For those yet unacquainted with Baker’s work, his canvases depict the people, places and objects that he encounters daily in the Carolina Foothills.
For further information about the studio, call 828-234-1616 or visit
– article submitted by Crys Armbrust

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