Norfolk Arts Adams Outdoor Billboard Artist 2023/24
“My name is Silas Baker and I live in Hampton Va. I am a painter and muralist that is heavily influenced by street art and traditional graffiti. My preferred medium when working on large scale is spray paint but when working on canvas or smaller work I like to work with texture mediums and acrylics. I enjoy bright bold colors that are eye catching and that draw the eye towards it.
I’ve been an artist since an early age and grew up watching my father paint motorcycles and sign painting. I was influenced by the skateboard culture in the 80’s and 90’s and from there I began to notice the art that went along with it. I began painting abstract art heavily in the early 90’s and it has been a large part and passion to my art career ever since. I tattooed professionally for 16 years and built an extensive clientele list over the years. In early 2020 I decided to follow a different path and focus more on my abstract style of art. I’ve been commissioned for large wall murals, furniture paint design, canvas and illustration for various projects. Everything I’ve learned has pretty much been self taught with no formal schooling other than having a one on one apprenticeship to learn how to become a professional tattoo artist.”