After completing his studies, Gerry Baptist worked as an art director for advertising agencies in England and Germany, and continued to develop his skills as an artist, painting large-scale expressionistic abstract drawings and paintings from life. During this time, he was a founder member of the advertising agency Yellowhammer in 1972. He and his partners later worked on new product development which gave them the opportunity to explore many new product ideas with companies such as, Shell, Tate & Lyle, Proctor and Gamble, Pfizer, Boots and others. His work in graphics gave him a valuable insight into typography, illustration, photography and all forms of printmaking. In 1993, he showed his work at the Nancy Smillie Gallery in Glasgow and the Medici Gallery in London until eventually, he concentrated full-time on his career as an artist.
Gerry Baptist has been exhibiting regularly since 1993 at Galleries such as The Royal Academy, The Medici and Mark Jason Fine Art, Workplace Art in London, The Pump Gallery in Dorking, John Davies Fine Paintings in Stow, Lucy Simmonds in Hong Kong and other galleries in San Francisco, Frankfurt, Toronto and NY. He was elected as an associate member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers in 2008 and has won several prestigious art Prizes.
"The ephemera of the media - political and trivial, comic book art, ever changing fashions and a constant curiosity in popular culture has always formed a large part of my interest. I use whatever type of printmaking that I feel is apt for the subject I'm working on and that has led me to use screen prints, etchings and digital images". Gerry Baptist