Monday, March 18, 2019

Greetings.

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary." - Pablo Picasso

Welcome to the world of spray-paint art. On this site, I simply want
to tell you folks a little about myself and the work I love to do.

Please feel free to check out our videos and art show schedule
at the bottom of this site for the latest up-dates!

Our Next Big Art Show!

     We are gearing up for the UWM-Washington County Campus Foundation's Festival Of Arts! It all happens on Saturday, April 6 and the show runs from 10am to 4pm. The Art Festival takes place at 400 University Drive in West Bend, Wisconsin. There'll be tasty food and all sorts of great art to explore (including some fine original paintings by yours truly). For more info about this fun event, check out the Washington County Campus Foundation events web-site or call: 262-335-5204.

Hope to see you at the Festival Of Arts!

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Your Search For Fine Art Lies Just Beyond The Mist

"Through a painting we can see the whole world." 
- Hans Hofmann -


Now give yourself, or someone
you love, not only the world -
but a whole universe of
breathtaking and magical worlds!


Welcome to the world
                of spraypaint art.

Different from the traditional 
forms of art such as oil, water-color or acrylic painting, spraypainting brings to the table a novel and unique way of painting.  From its early and crude beginnings as common street-art graffiti, spraypainting is now expanding and is fully being explored as a true and innovative form of art.





































Painting dimensions are standard to fit most traditional-sized picture frames.  The painting sizes are (in inches) :
11x17, 11x14,  8 1/2x11 and 5x7



You can also find a line of 5x7 greeting cards here.  Featuring original hand-painted pieces and prints on the outside of the cards, and blank on the inside for your own personal message. And, they make great little paintings that can be framed
and placed anywhere in the home.

Are you, or is someone you know, a person who loves to read?  Continue to spark the imagination with unique laminate-covered book markers!  (10 1/2" x 2 1/2")





spindrift   \`spin-drift\  n.  [nautical]:  spray or mist blown from waves at sea.

    Steven M. Baughman  –  Spraypaint Artist

     While vacationing in Mexico we came across a local street artist demonstrating this unique art form.  Sitting on the ground on a large piece of tarp, he proceeded to spraypaint beautiful space-scenes of planets, stars and moons.  Then with some simple templates, he would create Aztec jungles with ancient Mayan pyramids rising above the trees with a full moon floating above them.
     Using no paint brushes, and nothing more than simple cans of spraypaint, a few small pieces of sponges and a pallet knife, he would produce beautiful works of art right there in front of the vacationers.  I quickly became intrigued with this distinctive style of painting and decided to begin exploring the techniques of this type of art for myself.  Studying different spraypaint artists, I slowly began to see, and became quite excited about, all of the different possibilities and types of scenes that could be produced by simple cans of spraypaint.
     What I find most intriguing about this style of
painting is the complete “serendipity” about the whole process.  I can paint 5 paintings of the “same” subject matter or scene and no two paintings will ever come out completely the same.  You just never know for sure how the spray is going to come out of the can and hit the surface.  Each painting is therefore unique and one-of-a-kind!
     In my own art background, I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Whitewater, Wisconsin.  I studied traditional oil and acrylic painting, drawing, art history and commercial art.  Through the years I have held many different positions in the commercial art arena all centered around layout and design ­- from newspaper and magazine ads to projects including newsletters, flyers, designing letterheads, business cards, logos, commercial films and fashion.
     After many years of traditional commercial art, I find it’s fun and exciting to be “getting my hands dirty” and painting once again.  With every day that passes by, I continue to experiment and learn more and more about this distinctive style of art.

Spraypaint:  It’s not just for lawn furniture and graffiti anymore.

Videos
The Abstracts

The Landscapes

Sy-Fy & Fantasy

Blue Moon

Fox 6 Interview


Our 2019 Art Show Schedule:

March 29-31  -  No Brand Con.  Tentative. To be held at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Hours: to be announced.

April 6  -  Festival Of Arts.  Confirmed. To take place at the Washington County Campus, 400 University Drive in West Bend, WI. Hours: 10am to 4pm.

May 4-5  -  GeekCraft Expo Milwaukee 2019.  Confirmed. To take place at the Turner Hall Ballroom, in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hours: Sat., 4, from 10am to 5pm & Sun., 5 from 10am to 4pm.

June 1-2  -  Monument Square Art Festival.  Tentative. To be held at Monument Square in downtown Racine, Wisconsin. Hours: Saturday, 1, from 10am to 5pm & Sunday, 2, from 10am to 4pm.

June 15  -  ArtJune.  Confirmed. To be held on the Court House Square in downtown Baraboo, Wisconsin, corner of 3rd and Oak. Hours: Saturday, 15, from 9am to 4pm.

June 29-30  -  Spring Green Arts & Crafts Fair.  Confirmed. To take place on Jefferson Street in downtown Spring Green, Wisconsin. Hours: Sat., 29, from 9am to 5pm & Sun., 30, from 9am to 4pm.

July 12-14  -  Kitsune Kon.  Confirmed. To be held at the Ki Convention Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Hours: to be announced.

August 3-4 - Firefly Art Fair.  Tentative. To be held at the historic Kneeland-Walker House & Grounds, 7406 Hillcrest Dr., Wauwatosa, WI. Hours: Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

August 10-11 - Green Lake 47th Annual Fine Art Show.  Confirmed. To take place at Playground Park, 547 Mill St., Downtown Green Lake, Wisconsin. Hours: Saturday 10, from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday 11, from 10am to 4pm.

August 17-18  -  GeekCraft Expo Madison 2019.  Confirmed. To be held at the Madison Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin Ave., Madison. Hours: Saturday 17, from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday 18, from 10am to 4pm.

August 24-25 - Artstreet.  Tentative. To be held in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin. Hours: Saturday, 24, from 10am to 6pm, and Sunday 25, from 10am to 5pm.

September 8  -  Mt. Mary Starving Artists' Show.  Confirmed. To be held on the grounds of Mt. Mary University, 2900 N. Menomonee River Pkwy. Hours: Sunday, 8, from 10am to 5pm.

September 13-15  -  Geek.Kon.  Confirmed. To take place at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton, Wisconsin. Hours: to be announced.

November 9-10  -  Winter Art Fair Off The Square.  Confirmed. To be held in the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in downtown Madison. Hours: To be announced.


Thanks for all your interest and support!  If you can make any of the shows we’ll be in, be sure to stop in and say “Hi”.


   Your Search For Fine Art Lies Just Beyond The Mist

Spray Paint Art by
Steven M. Baughman

Ph: 414-364-6143    Email: spindriftart@att.net
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