Artist Rick Baldwin

Rick Baldwin

Rick Baldwin is a life-taught, multi-discipline, style-shifting artist with artwork incorporating elements of abstract, neo-expressionism, realism, pop art, outsider art and low brow. His background in theatre and as a political cartoonist playfully interjects storytelling and drama into his pieces, with an often cryptic (sometimes obvious) social statement or political message evident in the art. His more recent abstract works explore the movement, expression and tension between simple lines. How lines interact with each other and evoke emotion through scale and fluidity.

Rick’s 40 years as an airbrush artist has produced within him an appreciation for graffiti and street art and he frequently includes these influences into his creations. Often his portraiture will combine elements of both real and abstracts and his landscapes express the cartoony and fantastical.

A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Rick currently lives with his wife in the Tucker/Stone Mountain/Clarkston triangle. As the owner and curator of the rek Gallery he has made it his mission to bring unique creative voices and artistic expression to the public. He currently explores, experiments and makes stuff in his studio located inside the rek Gallery. 

Featured Work

3AM by Rick Baldwin

3AM

by Rick Baldwin
acrylic, graphite, charcoal, coffee
on wood panel
2018
15.5″ x 20″

Moscow by Rick Baldwin

Moscow

by Rick Baldwin
2015
acrylic on canvas
24″ x 24″

A Beast of A Night by Rick Baldwin

A Beast of a Night

by Rick Baldwin
graphite, charcoal, pastel
on paper
12″ x 9″

Argon Popsicle

Argon Popsicle

by Rick Baldwin
2020
charcoal, pastel, graphite
on paper
9″ x 12″

Satan, Jesus, and Ron by Rick Baldwin

Satan, Jesus, and Ron

by Rick Baldwin
2021
mixed media on a door
80″ x 36″

Sending My Love by Rick Baldwin

Sending My Love

by Rick Baldwin
mixed media
on paper
14″ x 17″

Sudden Storms by Rick Baldwin

Sudden Storms

by Rick Baldwin
mixed media
on wood
12″ x 24″

The Prophet by Rick Baldwin

The Prophet

by Rick Baldwin
2015
acrylic and marker
on canvas
20″ x 20″