Andy Baird

Beauty & Function
Beauty & Function
to be determined
Lani 6/9/09
45 x 52"
Angel 8/12/11*
Angel 8/12/11*
37.5 x 47.5
Nightmoves 6/15/09
Nightmoves 6/15/09
Monarch 6/10/10
Monarch 6/10/10*
45x45
Elvis
Elvis
72x48
Shania 12/8/08
Shania 12/8/08
16-Piece Flag
16-Piece Flag
Emily
52x45"
Union Jack
Union Jack
to be determined
Jasmine
48"x48"
Oak 4/27/12*
Oak 4/27/12*
48" x 37.5"
Olivia's Eyes
40x77
Julia*
52"x45"
Shape of My Heart
48x48
Samantha 8/32/12*
Samantha 8/32/12*
57" x 40"
Dream Girl 11/24/11*
Dream Girl 11/24/11*
45 x 52.5
Dream Girl 2/21/13
45x52
Kate 8/24/12*
Kate 8/24/12*
52" x 45"
Two Cabernets 1/24/2010 by Andy Baird
Two Cabernets 1/24/2010*
57x40
Scarrlett
52"x45"
Marilyn 8/26/2010 by Andy Baird
Marilyn 8/26/2010*
66x48
Jenniffer
45 x 52"
In God We Trust 2/18/14
52x45"
Katrina
Katrina 10/20/11
57 x 40
We The People (12-Piece Flag)
48X90
Yasmine 9/24/2010 by Andy Baird
Yasmine 9/24/2010*
48x36
Heart, 3/14/11
Heart 3/14/11*
52.5x45
Kate
40"x34"
Katrina 2/24/13*
Katrina 2/24/13*
48" x 37.5"
Pamela 5/8/2010 by Andy Baird
Pamela 5/8/2010*
57x40
The Captain's Shield
48" x 48"
We the People*
Ask about a Commission
Jezebel 8/31/12
Jezebel 8/31/12
57" x 45"
Great Oaks of New Orleans
52x45
Marilyn
57.25x65
Obama
Obama
60 x 44
Katrina
Katrina 11/10/09
57.5x40
Caroline 2-7-09
Caroline 2-7-09*
37.5x48
Katelyn 9/15/13
52 x 45"
Liberty and Justice for All 9/11/12*
Liberty and Justice for All 9/11/12*
26.5" x 49.5"
Nadia
48 x 48"
Beauty and Function*
45 x 53
Blue Angel 8/12/11*
47.5 x 37.5
Julie 9/2/08*
57 x 40
Dream Girl 8/30/12*
Dream Girl 8/30/12*
44" x 52"
Heart 12/21/11
Heart 12/21/11
52" x 45"
We The People**
48x72"
Anastaisa 1/10/08*
57 x 40
Katrina 9/1/2010 by Andy Baird
Katrina 9/1/2010*
57x40
Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
57.5x40
Emily*
52x45"
Heart, 3/10/11
Heart 3/10/11
40x30
Dance All Night 11/24/11*
45 x 52.5
Eva
Eva 4/5/11
66x48
Angel Butterfly*
45 x 52
Candice
40"x36"
In God We Trust
52 x 45"
Katrina 9/24/2010 by Andy Baird
Katrina 9/24/2010*
48x36
Olivia 7/11/08
57 x 40
Blue Angel 3/12/2013*
Blue Angel 3/12/13*
45.5" x 52.25"
Gene 1/10/11*
Gene 1/10/11*
Margarita 8/30/10*
Margarita 8/30/10*
48x66
I Love America #2
I Love America #2*
53x44.25
Dawn 9/25/13*
52 x 45"
Olivia 9/24/2010 by Andy Baird
Olivia 9/24/2010*
48x36
Karen
36x36
We the People 9/9/12*
We the People 9/9/12*
39" x 66"
Candice, 9/25/13*
52 x 45"
Nadia IV
Nadia IV
57.5x40
Hilary 8/27/12*
Hilary 8/27/12*
57" x 40"
Jordan 2/18/14
52x45"
Jezebel 6-29-09
Jezebel 6-29-09
57.5x40
Laurie 8/24/2010 by Andy Baird
Laurie 8/24/2010*
60x48
Trina
42x42"
Blue 7/12/10 by Andrew Baird
Blue 7/12/10*
37.5x47.75
Marilyn
52x45
Angel 11/24/13**
45 x 52"
Dream Lover 6/20/13*
Dream Lover 6/20/13*
52" x 45"
Karen 2 2/2/10
Karen 2 2/2/10
57.5x40
Lone Star
Lone Star*
40 x 57.5
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness*
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness*
39" x 66"
Brigette*
Brigette 7/7/09*
52" x 45"
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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