Nick Gibb visits local artist Neil Lawson Baker

Nick Gibb went to see the studio of Dr Neil Lawson Baker in West Ashling. Neil Lawson Baker is a British artist, sculptor, photographer and author of children’s books. Before becoming an artist Neil spent a career as a dentist in London.

Neil’s works include a modern portcullis sculpture in the House of Commons (the 1 Parliament Street building), a sculpture for the London Futures Market, and a sculpture for the national stadium in Kuala Lumpur. He has recently completed a bronze sculpture for the greensward adjacent to the roundabout at the entrance to Chichester College (pictured below). The sculpture is titled “Breadth of Mankind”.

Neil’s children’s books include the “Bowdleflodes Zoo” series.

Nick Gibb said: “it was a pleasure to meet Neil Lawson Baker and to see first hand how an accomplished sculptor works. Neil’s children’s books ooze imagination about the animal kingdom.”

Photo 1. Neil Lawson Baker and Nick Gibb with “Breadth of Mankind”.

Photo 2. The sculpture “Breadth of Mankind”.

Photo 3. Louise Goldsmith and Nick Gibb in front of models of the characters in the Bowdleflodes books.

Contact: Neil Lawson Baker neillawsonbaker@aol.com