Andy Baird

Beauty and Function*
45 x 53
Dawn 9/25/13*
52 x 45"
Blue 7/12/10 by Andrew Baird
Blue 7/12/10*
37.5x47.75
Marilyn 8/26/2010 by Andy Baird
Marilyn 8/26/2010*
66x48
Marilyn
52x45
Katrina
Katrina 10/20/11
57 x 40
Gene 1/10/11*
Gene 1/10/11*
Eva
Eva 4/5/11
66x48
Heart, 3/14/11
Heart 3/14/11*
52.5x45
Nadia
48 x 48"
Emily
52x45"
Kate 8/24/12*
Kate 8/24/12*
52" x 45"
Caroline 2-7-09
Caroline 2-7-09*
37.5x48
Dance All Night 11/24/11*
45 x 52.5
Nightmoves 6/15/09
Nightmoves 6/15/09
Two Cabernets 1/24/2010 by Andy Baird
Two Cabernets 1/24/2010*
57x40
Liberty and Justice for All 9/11/12*
Liberty and Justice for All 9/11/12*
26.5" x 49.5"
Obama
Obama
60 x 44
Katelyn 9/15/13
52 x 45"
Jasmine
48"x48"
I Love America #2
I Love America #2*
53x44.25
Monarch 6/10/10
Monarch 6/10/10*
45x45
Katrina
Katrina 11/10/09
57.5x40
Angel 8/12/11*
Angel 8/12/11*
37.5 x 47.5
Blue Angel 8/12/11*
47.5 x 37.5
Trina
42x42"
Union Jack
Union Jack
to be determined
Candice, 9/25/13*
52 x 45"
We the People*
Ask about a Commission
Dream Girl 8/30/12*
Dream Girl 8/30/12*
44" x 52"
Laurie 8/24/2010 by Andy Baird
Laurie 8/24/2010*
60x48
Lone Star
Lone Star*
40 x 57.5
Jenniffer
45 x 52"
Jordan 2/18/14
52x45"
Margarita 8/30/10*
Margarita 8/30/10*
48x66
Nadia IV
Nadia IV
57.5x40
Yasmine 9/24/2010 by Andy Baird
Yasmine 9/24/2010*
48x36
Katrina 9/1/2010 by Andy Baird
Katrina 9/1/2010*
57x40
Shape of My Heart
48x48
Lani 6/9/09
45 x 52"
Olivia 7/11/08
57 x 40
Anastaisa 1/10/08*
57 x 40
Karen 2 2/2/10
Karen 2 2/2/10
57.5x40
Dream Lover 6/20/13*
Dream Lover 6/20/13*
52" x 45"
Jezebel 8/31/12
Jezebel 8/31/12
57" x 45"
Shania 12/8/08
Shania 12/8/08
We the People 9/9/12*
We the People 9/9/12*
39" x 66"
Dream Girl 11/24/11*
Dream Girl 11/24/11*
45 x 52.5
Jezebel 6-29-09
Jezebel 6-29-09
57.5x40
Heart 12/21/11
Heart 12/21/11
52" x 45"
Katrina 2/24/13*
Katrina 2/24/13*
48" x 37.5"
In God We Trust
52 x 45"
Hilary 8/27/12*
Hilary 8/27/12*
57" x 40"
Heart, 3/10/11
Heart 3/10/11
40x30
Emily*
52x45"
Dream Girl 2/21/13
45x52
Elvis
Elvis
72x48
Pamela 5/8/2010 by Andy Baird
Pamela 5/8/2010*
57x40
Julie 9/2/08*
57 x 40
Brigette*
Brigette 7/7/09*
52" x 45"
Olivia's Eyes
40x77
Angel Butterfly*
45 x 52
In God We Trust 2/18/14
52x45"
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness*
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness*
39" x 66"
Oak 4/27/12*
Oak 4/27/12*
48" x 37.5"
Beauty & Function
Beauty & Function
to be determined
Katrina 9/24/2010 by Andy Baird
Katrina 9/24/2010*
48x36
Samantha 8/32/12*
Samantha 8/32/12*
57" x 40"
16-Piece Flag
16-Piece Flag
Olivia 9/24/2010 by Andy Baird
Olivia 9/24/2010*
48x36
Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
57.5x40
Blue Angel 3/12/2013*
Blue Angel 3/12/13*
45.5" x 52.25"
Andy Baird

Andy Baird, a fifth-generation Colorado native, lives and works in Evergreen, Colorado. He has worked as an artist and as an art educator on the secondary and graduate level for thirty years. Andy Baird earned his B.A. in Fine Arts and his M.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Northern Colorado, and his paintings and ceramics have been displayed in galleries and exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally. At first glance, Andy Baird's current paintings seem to resemble the work of Jackson Pollock; but when the linear portraits begin to appear, the striking difference in the content becomes clear. The large, colorful portraits are created through light and dark values in a seemingly chaotic painting. Because the images are defined by light value, Andy is free from predictable use of colors. Vibrant color combinations allow the subject to intriguingly appear and disappear, actively engaging the viewer. His linear portraits measure approximately 7- to 8-feet tall and 5- to 6-feet wide. After preparing the canvas, he drips paint onto it as it lays on the floor, first creating a rough sketch of the features of his subject. The first two or three colors are designed to lock in the features of the face, keeping the image from completely disappearing as layers of colors are added. He adds up to nine colors each day, letting the layers dry between sessions. After a month of work, the finished painting will contain thirty to forty different colors. "Each time I visit the painting, I drip paint either to lose the image or strengthen it. I build layers of color until I see in the painting that perfect quality that I'm looking for. The process is intriguing to me, especially when each painting takes on a life of its own, and the end result surprises and fascinates me. It's especially fun to share this experience. I like it that people find it interesting to study each painting, to think about its creation and to trace the lines of paint. This is artwork that actively involves the viewer, and when a viewer is invited to participate and enjoy, the art is more complete. The fascinating diversity of faces and the endless way to portray them captivates and connects us all."

Andy in Studio with 16-Piece Flag

Note: In the list of available pieces found on the top right hand side of this page, (**) indicates that they are available only by commission.

 

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