Interview With Casey Baugh

Baugh’s work can be described as narrative impressionistic realism. When he was only 21 years old, Baugh began showing in galleries and after four years of studying with artist Richard Schmid, he had his first solo show at age 25.

How old were you when you started to paint?

I started dabbling in charcoal and oil when I was around 10. At that age I just thought it was fun being able to create things that looked real. But back then it was mostly dinosaurs and robots I was drawing.

What thoughts do you have when you first think about a painting?

I get excited at the thought of creating something I want to see and that has never existed.

What is one piece of advice you could give to another artist?

Have no fear. No fear of what others might think of your work. No fear if you’ll make it or not as a professional. No fear if you’re doing it the right way.

What are your three main colours?

Alizarin, Ultramarine blue deep, Indian yellow.

Baugh’s art has evolved over time to become more narrative. Though still maintaining figures as his prime subject matter, he is telling more stories.

How do you get focused?

After I get the idea and reference for a solid painting I get focused enough.

What are your go-to brushes?

Rosemary’s 279 series are my go to.

Why do you prefer the shorter handle lengths?

Short handles are easier to travel with and if I need them to act as longer handles I just hold my arm out straight while working. I have much more control with shorter handles.

Baugh favours Rosemary & Co’s Series 279 accompanied by the Kolinsky Sables. He uses the shorter handle for more 
precision and control.

Images courtesy of Casey Baugh.

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