Louise has been a practicing fashion illustrator since graduating from St. Martin's School of Art in London. While freelancing in New York City she attended classes at the School of Visual Arts where she studied under five professional fashion illustrators.
Her experience has been in London, New York and Melbourne. She taught fashion illustration through Technisearch (RMIT) for 9 years for potential students who were preparing their portfolios for tertiary admission, or for job careers in the fashion industry. She has taught at other colleges (Box Hill, Swinburne, C.A.E etc.). She also taught drawing in the Graphic Arts Department of RMIT for 8 years.
An extensive collection of fashion illustrations will be available to the student for studying, which include work by the top fashion illustrators dating back from the 1920's through to the 1950-60's and 70's, from the New York Times advertisements to a complete edition of Vanity Fair Magazine published by Condé Nast in Milan in the 1980.
Included in her collection are many examples of her own work from Harpers Bazaar in London, to 5 years of fashion drawings for the Myer Emporium, before working in New York for 15 years - taking over the Bonwit Teller account from Andy Warhol, drawing shoes.1
She was privileged to work with Antonio Lopez at Vogue Magazine NYC.2
THE CLASSES IN FASHION ILLUSTRATION are to be held for an 8 week period for 3 hours a week. An alternative is tutorials on a one-to-one basis.
This will include drawing from a fashion model, using a variety of mediums.
Exhibition: Homage to Jack Potter
An exhibition of my artwork is to be shown at the Gallery, City Library, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne from the 2nd of February to the 27th of February, 2013.
I studied with Jack Potter in the 60's and 70's at the School of Visual Art,
New York City.
The result of his teaching was to have a profound influence on my
commercial art thinking. It was this way of approaching subject matter
that led me to teach Interpretive Drawing at RMIT for eight years.
Louise Baker would be eager to hear from anyone who studied with Jack Potter,
or was a student of his. Phone: 03 9826 9019