The 30 years Suzanne Baker has spent on horseback, living and working with her husband and children on ranches in California and Nevada and as a horse packer and guide in the High Sierra of California, have given her a solid understanding of horses and firsthand knowledge of ranch life. She uses the wealth of information drawn from these experiences, along with her avid love of photography, to document the many places, people, and circumstances of ranch life she has experienced. Her formative years were spent growing up among ranchers, adventurers, and artists in the steep, rugged country of the foothills outside Sequoia National Park in California. The community attracted a number of artists and they, in addition to her very talented mother and numerous college art courses, played a big part in her art education and love of art. Baker’s work has appeared in galleries that have represented her work, and in Art of the West, Cowboys & Indians, RANGE, Rocky Mountain Rider, Southwest Art, and Western Horseman magazines and the books Art of the American West, An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the West, and Western Tradition. She has participated in exhibitions at the Briscoe Western Art Museum (Night of the Artists), the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum (the first Cowgirls Up!), and many more.
Baker is an Artist Member of the California Art Club.