Monday, March 19, 2018

Our First Big Art Show For 2018!

It's show time, folks! Time again to get ready for another great Art Show Season! We got 2018 off to an awesome start with the one and only Artigras! There were all sorts of wonderful things going on at this event. A big "Thank You" to all the folks at Artigras for putting on a great show, and of course, a big "Thank You" to all you folks who dropped by and picked up a painting (or two) from myself. 2018 is shaping up to be another busy year! Be sure to check out our art show schedule at the bottom of this site for the latest up-dates!

Hope to see you at our next show!


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.

Our 2018 Art Show Schedule:

April 21  -  Spring Into Fine Arts.  Confirmed. To take place at the Madison Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. Hours: Sat., 21, from 10am to 4pm.

June 9, 10  -  Monument Square Art Festival.  Tentative. To be held at Monument Square in downtown Racine, Wisconsin. Hours: Sat., 9, 10am to 5pm. Sun., 10, 10am to 4pm.

June 23, 24  -  Spring Green Arts & Crafts Fair.  Confirmed. To be held along Jefferson Street in downtown Spring Green, Wisconsin. Hours: Sat., 23, from 9am to 5pm. Sun., 24, from 9am to 4pm.

July 14, 15  -  Art Fair Off The Square.  Confirmed. To take place in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. Hours: Sat., 14 from 9am to 6pm. Sun., 15 from 10am to 4pm.

July 20 - 22  -  Kitsune Kon.  Confirmed. To be held at the Ki Convention Center, 333 Main Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Hours: Fri. from 2pm to 8pm. Sat. 10am to 7pm. Sun. 10am to 4pm.

August 4, 5  -  32nd Annual Firefly Art Fair.  Tentative. To take place at the historic Kneeland-Walker House Grounds (7406 Hillcrest Dr.) in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Hours: 10am to 4pm.

August 11, 12  -  Green Lake's 46th Annual Fine Arts Show.  Tentative.  To be held in Downtown Green Lake, Wisconsin, on Mill Street, Playground Park on Business Hwy 23. Hours: Sat.,11, from 10am to 5pm. Sun.,12, from 10am to 4pm.

September 9  -  Starving Artists' Show.  Tentative. To take place on the grounds of Mount Mary University, 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee. Hours: Sun., 9 from 10am to 5pm.

November 10, 11  -  Winter Art Fair Off The Square.  Tentative. To be held at the Monoma Terrace Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive, in downtown Madison. Hours: Sat., 10, from 9am to 5pm. Sun., 11, from 10am to 4pm.

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

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