Brave Swimmer
Oil on canvas
16 x 20 in.
Available from the artist

Man versus nature. Brave Swimmer suggests a little boy to seemingly have no fear of the relentless, powerful waves. Each wave which might lift him and carry him back towards shore, would surely lead him to advance again and prepare himself for the next attack.

“Everywhere there is something special that needs to be discovered, captured and shared,” says artist Todd Baxter, 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 won has awards in the Carolinas. He also teaches drawing and painting workshops, as well as weekly classes.

Gallery representation welcome. Requests may be sent to Todd online or through email.

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