"I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life and so far, it's been pretty fun." - Roland Barthes
to the world of spray-paint art. On this site, I simply want
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!
The next big show this year..!
We're getting ready for the 24th Annual Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair! It all happens on May 28 & 29. This fun event will take place in Downtown Sturgeon Bay around Martin Park. The hours will be 10am to 5pm, Saturday, and, 10am to 4pm on Sunday. My continued thanks to all you folks who have supported this little enterprise of mine, and of course, thanks, to everyone who has come to our art-shows and purchased a painting (or two or three)! You people keep me going and you all rock! Keep an eye on the schedule at the bottom of this site for updates as they come! Until then, stay safe and be kind to each other. Peace.
to see you at the Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair!
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.
Sy-Fy & Fantasy
Fox 6 Interview
Our 2022 Art Show Schedule
May 28, 29 - Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair Confirmed. To be held at Martin Park, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Hours: Sat. 10am to 5pm, Sun. 10am to 4pm.
June 4, 5 - Ballyhoo At The Zoo Confirmed. To take place at the Main St. location of the Racine Zoo on Lake Michigan. Hours: Sat. & Sun. 10am to 4pm.
June 18 - ArtJune Art/Craft Fair Tentative. To be held in downtown Baraboo, Wisconsin. Hours: To be announced.
June 25, 26 - Spring Green Arts & Crafts Fair Confirmed. To be held in downtown Spring Green, Wisconsin. Hours: Sat. 9am to 5pm, Sun. 9am to 4pm.
July 10, 11 - Art Fair Off The Square Confirmed. To take place in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. Hours: Sat. 9am to 5pm, Sun. 10am to 4pm.
July 16 - Lake Mills Arts Festival Confirmed. To be held at Lake Mills Commons Park in downtown Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Hours: Sat. 10am to 4pm.
July 22 - 24 - Kitsune Kon Confirmed. To be held at the Hyatt Regency & KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Hours: Fri. 2pm to 8pm, Sat. 10am to 7pm, Sun. 10am to 4pm.
August 20, 21 - Geekcraft Expo, Madison Confirmed. To be held at the Alliant Energy Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Hours: Sat. 10am to 5pm, Sun. 10am to 4pm.
August 26 - 28 - Artstreet 2022 Tentative. To take place at Ashwaubomay Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Hours: Fri. 3pm to 7pm, Sat. 10am to 6pm, Sun. 10am to 5pm.
September 10, 11 - Wausau Festival Of Arts Tentative. To take place in downtown Wausau, Wisconsin. Hours: Sat. 10am to 5pm, Sun. 10am to 4pm.
November 12, 13 - Winter Art Fair Off The Square Confirmed. To take place in downtown Madison, Wisconsin at the Monona Terrace Convention Center. Hours: Sat. 9am to 5pm, Sun. 10am to 4pm.
November 18-20 - Colossalcon North Tentative. To be held at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, in Wisconsin Dells. Hours: Fri: 1pm to 7pm, Sat. 10am to 7pm, and Sun. 10am to 3pm.
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