Wounded by Todd Baxter
Oil on canvas
20 X 16 in.
Available from the artist

Wounded was inspired by several painting trips to a local farm in Weddington, North Carolina. What grabbed my attention was an old wounded tree. Though scarred from life, it still stands proud, providing beauty, comfort and enjoyment for the benefit of others.

“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 viewers 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.

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