#9 Lyn Baker
Baker the Maker
Wood Working, Watercolor
239 Domino Alley
Yellville, AR 72687
Directions: From traffic light at the west end of AR62/412 (bypass) in Mountain Home, take 62W to Yellville. Continue into Yellville, turn left onto square (Marion County Courthouse), continue 0.1 miles, studio located behind Yellville Auto Supply, look for The Art Odyssey signs.
Lyn Baker is a Yellville native who has studied fine art under Jo Rowell, Nancy Pyle and Dana Johnson. He bacame interested in woodworking around the age of 10 and is self-taught, but has also attended classes at John C. Campbell Fold School, and Greg Pennington School.
His passion lies in creating artistic pieces that add beauty and function to living spaces. The craftsman movement greately influenced his work, and he uses those styles and lessons to design original pieces. He also carries the same thinking into his bowl/hollow form turning, and spoon making.
Making some type of piece of art motivates him every day. He considers himself more a jack-of-all-trades, because whether it is woodturning, furniture building, chair making, painting or even playing music (guitar and upright bass), he must create. Lyn says, "on the fireplace mantel in my home is a quote I carved by Elbert Hubbard stating, "Art is not a thing, it is a way..."
The Art Odyssey will be Lyn's first foray into formal showing, touring or exhibiting.