Scottish by birth, I grew up in Yorkshire and returned to live and work in Scotland. I now live and work in Somerset.

I was an academic, concentrating on environmental philosophy in the latter part of my career. My books have been published in the UK, the United States, and China, and include an award-winning monograph.

I graduated from Oxford University with an MA (Hons) in PPE, and a B.Phil and D.Phil in Philosophy.


My artworks have been exhibited frequently – in solo shows, two and three-person exhibitions, group and mixed exhibitions, as well as by selection and as a resident and invited artist.

Here are a few of the places in which my works have been shown:

The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour; Aberfeldy Gallery; Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen; Gallery Q, Dundee; Edinburgh Festival Fringe at BMA HQ, Edinburgh; Kirkcaldy Art Gallery (Commendation); Jerdan Gallery, Crail; Eduardo Alessandro Studio, Dundee; Broughton Gallery; Braemar Gallery; Frames Gallery, Perth; Artay, Perth Festival of the Arts; Strathearn Gallery, Crieff; Dundee Art Society ( for which I acted as President); Hexagon Group, Dundee; Pitlochry Festival Theatre; The Byre Theatre, St Andrews; Horizon Gallery, Alnwick; Coleg Harlech, Wales, Black Swan Arts, Frome; Somerset Arts Week; Woolverton Gallery, Bath, The Frome Gallery; Freshford Gallery, near Bath; From Open Art Trail at Great Elm: Arthaus; The Viewing Room, Bath.

Email: brian@brianbaxterartist.co.uk