trained at West Surrey College of Art and Design and at the University of Exeter, and has been the recipient of several awards and scholarships including a Royal Academy Landscape Scholarship and other major awards, British Arts Council Grant and Canadian Arts Council. He has travelled extensively including landscape research trips to the Arctic and Antarctica. He has exhibited in the UK and Canada with solo shows at The Medici Gallery in Cork Street, Pallant House Contemporary Art Gallery, Moncreiff Bray Gallery and Portsmouth Museum of Art.
Christopher Baker has been a regular contributor to The Artist Magazine since 1987, and has contributed to art textbooks on painting technique.
He played the part of an artist and painting tutor in Joanna Hogg's film Archipelago, shot on Tresco, Isles of Scilly in 2009. It was shown at the 2010 London Film Festival and released in the UK on 4 March 2011. He exhibited works that he produced during the shooting of the film in March 2011 at Flying Colours Gallery, Chelsea in London.
' was a project in which he set himself the routine of returning to the same place to draw and paint on Trundle Hill in West Sussex for an unbroken period from 25 January to 28 March 2012. He is senior fine art tutor at West Dean College.