Visual Psychotropics - Psychedelic Abstract Paintings

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Current Works of 2020

Current Works of 2020

I just felt compelled, and wanted to write an article about my different forms of art. Some may be wondering, ‘Is he is an abstract painter, or mixed media sculptor with these other two things?’ Well, I am an abstract artist, working with different mediums. My main passion is my abstract paintings. And when I… read more

‘Other Worlds’ and the story of plastic

Besides my abstract paintings, I also love sculpture.  I recognised that I had a need to create in three dimensions, after spending so much time working on a canvas, or other flat surface, in two dimensions. It fulfilled a need to build, to assemble, to construct. I’ve always loved cities, both to look at, and… read more

Evolutions Part I

                   I had ‘gone dark’ for a while, and it was good to be back in the world. I’d been in the studio for a very long time, largely cut off from social media, news, events, people, even the stream of life. I had profound realizations, and… read more

Commissioned work – Abstract Painting “In Hiding” work in progress.

Here are a few photos of my latest work. It is a commissioned piece, a 16 x 16 gallery wrapped canvas prepped with many layers of white gesso to smooth out the canvas cross stitching, which gives me the ability to create a lot more detail.               

Herald of a Golden Age – work in progress

 HERALD OF A GOLDEN AGE                                                  BART BAIRD 2016      Here is Herald of a Golden Age work in progress pics..                     … read more

Semblance of Autumn – work in progress

                     Semblance of Autumn was one of my most ambitious pieces. I spent a lot of time on this one, almost a mad obsession.         I started with a somewhat calculated splattering of blue, and then the red, and finally the yellow. Working primary colors… read more

Harbinger – work in progress

   Harbinger, one of my most viewed of my artworks, is also one of my personal favorites. Everything went smooth, and it was the first painting that I took a few photos of the work in progress. …the piece took several hours to produce. Like all my pieces, it took an enormous amount of work… read more

Backstory – part two

 Part II His story as an artist began over forty-two years ago. It has culminated to this point where it has reached its most vivid, vital role and reaches deeper into the roots of his soul than ever before. He feels an extreme connection to what he does and feels that the universe works through us,… read more

Backstory – part one

Part I      Bart is an abstract artist. His need to create is because of the need to bring something new into the world, that once did not exist, something that is now is a part of this world, tangible, full of color, intricacy, intrigue, beauty. And it is an extension of him. It… read more

Visual Psychotropics

   I’ve named this series Visual Psychotropics. The definition: affecting mental activity, behavior, or perception, as a mood-altering drug. In this case, the art as a psychotropic.     This process involves many stages. Over the years, it has become a carefully planned, meticulous process, involving two or three colors of different viscosities, acrylic, in this… read more