36 x 36 in.
Oil on canvas
Available from the artist
The painting Dragonfly was inspired by a visit Todd Baxter made to the BrookGreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. When traveling, Todd is always looking for a scene to paint and his travels are broad, from journeys along Route 66 trek to overseas trips to France. Even stepping out into his backyard in South Carolina, he’s always on the lookout for subject matter.
“Everywhere there is something special that needs to be discovered, captured and shared,” says Todd, who believes creating good art is all about learning to see, developing observation skills, simplifying, editing and directing the viewer’s focus within the canvas. “And yes, technical skills are also a big part of it.”
Todd’s keen sense of design and composition was honed over 40 years as a graphic designer, after graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. In June of 2010, with the responsibilities of raising a family in the rearview mirror, he decided to adjust course to focus on his passion for fine art. He continues his education by attending workshops, studying the works of other artists and painting; lots and lots of painting.
Todd has had numerous shows and awards in the Carolinas. He also teaches drawing and painting workshops, as well as weekly classes. In May of 2019, Todd will be hosting a small group painting trip to Italy.
More on about the 2019 painting trip to Italy is also available online.
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