Andy Baird

Heart, 3/10/11
Heart 3/10/11
40x30
Union Jack
Union Jack
to be determined
Shania 12/8/08
Shania 12/8/08
Andy Warhol 6/10/13
Andy Warhol 6/10/13*
54" x 48"
Katrina 9/24/2010 by Andy Baird
Katrina 9/24/2010*
48x36
Olivia 7/11/08
57 x 40
Brigette*
Brigette 7/7/09*
52" x 45"
Katrina 2/24/13*
Katrina 2/24/13*
48" x 37.5"
Jordan 2/18/14
52x45"
Pamela 5/8/2010 by Andy Baird
Pamela 5/8/2010*
57x40
Beauty and Function*
45 x 53
Anastaisa 1/10/08*
57 x 40
Dance All Night 11/24/11*
45 x 52.5
We the People 9/9/12*
We the People 9/9/12*
39" x 66"
Blue Angel 3/12/2013*
Blue Angel 3/12/13*
45.5" x 52.25"
Nadia
48 x 48"
Emily
57x45"
Katrina
Katrina 11/10/09
57.5x40
Nadia IV
Nadia IV
57.5x40
Candice, 9/25/13*
52 x 45"
Kate 8/24/12*
Kate 8/24/12*
52" x 45"
Blue 7/12/10 by Andrew Baird
Blue 7/12/10*
37.5x47.75
In God We Trust
52 x 45"
Angel Butterfly*
45 x 52
Beauty & Function
Beauty & Function
to be determined
Margarita 8/30/10*
Margarita 8/30/10*
48x66
Dawn 9/25/13*
52 x 45"
The Captain's Shield 6-1-12
48" x 48"
Anastasia 9/15/13*
52 x 45"
Elvis
Elvis
72x48
Jenniffer
45 x 52"
Yasmine 9/24/2010 by Andy Baird
Yasmine 9/24/2010*
48x36
Laurie 8/24/2010 by Andy Baird
Laurie 8/24/2010*
60x48
We the People*
Ask about a Commission
Lani 6/9/09
45 x 52"
Karen 2 2/2/10
Karen 2 2/2/10
57.5x40
Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
57.5x40
Hilary 8/27/12*
Hilary 8/27/12*
57" x 40"
Heart, 3/14/11
Heart 3/14/11*
52.5x45
Dream Girl 4/27/13*
Dream Girl 4/27/13*
45" x 52"
Jezebel 8/31/12
Jezebel 8/31/12
57" x 45"
Katrina
Katrina 10/20/11
57 x 40
Vanessa 6/10/13*
Vanessa 6/10/13*
48" x 48"
Jezebel 6-29-09
Jezebel 6-29-09
57.5x40
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness*
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness*
39" x 66"
Marilyn 8/26/2010 by Andy Baird
Marilyn 8/26/2010*
66x48
Angel 11/24/13*
45 x 52"
Olivia 9/24/2010 by Andy Baird
Olivia 9/24/2010*
48x36
Obama
Obama
60 x 44
Dream Girl 8/30/12*
Dream Girl 8/30/12*
44" x 52"
Nightmoves 6/15/09
Nightmoves 6/15/09
Dream Girl 11/24/11*
Dream Girl 11/24/11*
45 x 52.5
Angel 8/12/11*
Angel 8/12/11*
37.5 x 47.5
Gene 1/10/11*
Gene 1/10/11*
Eva
Eva 4/5/11
66x48
Samantha 8/32/12*
Samantha 8/32/12*
57" x 40"
Jessica
Jessica 2/11/11
40x57.5
Liberty and Justice for All 9/11/12*
Liberty and Justice for All 9/11/12*
26.5" x 49.5"
Julie 9/2/08*
57 x 40
Trina
42x42"
Lone Star
Lone Star*
40 x 57.5
Pamela
52x45"
Dream Lover 6/20/13*
Dream Lover 6/20/13*
52" x 45"
Caroline 2-7-09
Caroline 2-7-09*
37.5x48
I Love America #2
I Love America #2*
53x44.25
16-Piece Flag
16-Piece Flag
Oak 4/27/12*
Oak 4/27/12*
48" x 37.5"
In God We Trust 2/18/14
52x45"
Monarch 6/10/10
Monarch 6/10/10*
45x45
Two Cabernets 1/24/2010 by Andy Baird
Two Cabernets 1/24/2010*
57x40
Blue Angel 8/12/11*
47.5 x 37.5
Katelyn 9/15/13
52 x 45"
Katrina 9/1/2010 by Andy Baird
Katrina 9/1/2010*
57x40
Heart 12/21/11
Heart 12/21/11
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

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