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Casey Baugh
Ravishing

Oil on linen
20 x 16 inches


Oscar Adler

(Contemporary)

As a leading American representational painter, Casey Baugh has a unique talent that translates into emotionally charged female figures and portraits. From an early age, he drew in charcoal and pencil, while he grew up in Georgia. He eventually moved to Massachusetts to study oil painting with Vermont artist-teacher Richard Schmid, who mentored Baugh until he developed a painterly style that was fresh and modern.

By the time Baugh was 21, he won the American Artist’s Drawing Cover Competition (2005) with Study of a Girl, and more awards would come. He has taught portrait and figure classes at the Scottsdale Artists’ School (AZ), produced two filmed programs on drawing techniques, and DVDs on painting. In April 2009, Baugh was awarded the First Honor and the coveted “People’s Choice Award” at the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition. He has been featured on television shows and on the covers of 6 major art magazines. Other awards include Grand Prize at the Portrait Society of Atlanta, and First Prize in the American Artist magazine competitions. His work has been exhibited around the world. He is a member of the Salmagundi Club (NYC), Portrait Society of America, Portrait Society of Atlanta and elsewhere. In September 2012, he was named one “75-greatest artists of all time,” in American Artist. In 2013, Baugh will be teaching workshops in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York City.

“At only 26, representational painter Casey Baugh is creating contemporary pieces that display the skill of an artist far beyond his years. Just look at the depth of emotion he captures in the eyes of two women he paints in “Ravishing” and “The Red Chair.” He makes me want to know, or even be, these women. It has been a very long time since I’ve had such an interest in the works of a portrait painter…. I wanted to show my support for a young artist that I view as extremely talented.” Written by an anonymous writer, 8/4/11, The Disordered Compilation, illustrated in color, “Artist of the Month: Casey Baugh”
Ravishing is illustrated in color in Weekend Art Picks at Kipton Art online magazine and a reviewer wrote, “Casey Baugh focuses on the iconic image of the “fashion model. In a departure from a previous style of using classic, softer imagery, Baugh chooses to create portraits with a harder, more modern image. Instead of using the “girl next door”, the artist uses professional models in carefully planned photo shoots, experimenting with different lighting schemes and poses. The end results are oil paintings with a distinctly fashion photography feel…. saturation of color is beautifully highlighted with dramatic lighting and a bold background….”