George Baker - A Marvelous Light

In 2023, the Inn is featuring works by George Baker in our restaurant, salon, lobby, and second-floor hall for your enjoyment. Many of these pieces are available for purchase.

George was our neighbor here in Georgetown, and we are saddened by his loss this past winter. We are honored that the family has agreed to show so many of his works with us. We hope you will stop in and view his work and be inspired by it.

George Baker Biography

George Baker was born in Portland and raised in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a BA in Political Science. After a tour in the Peace Corps in Colombia, he attended and received a MA Degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee. He then spent the next 46 years in Federal Service in both domestic and international assignments. He has two grown children; a son who is an artist, and a daughter who is an architect. George lived in Georgetown, Maine and Burke, Virginia.


Artist's Statement

George was a painter, in oils, for over 45 years. He was inspired by his father, a recreational painter, who continued to paint until the age of 95. The artist Winslow Homer was another early inspiration. Composition and color are the two important ingredients in his art. Landscapes and seascapes have been favorite subjects, from such diverse places as Provence, Paris, the Amazon River, Iraq, Monhegan Island, and coastal areas near his Georgetown, Maine residence. George also collected and restored antique frames, which he often carefully matched with his paintings.

George Baker painting at his easel