“Haiku Landscape"--That's what Robert Baum calls his most recent series of paintings. "Every piece must have a strong abstract pattern of values or forms to build upon as well as a universal theme like harmony and connection."
Baum has been working directly from nature since sketching scenes on his grandfather's farm as a boy in Cross Keys, N.J. He returned to his love for art while in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. And after his tour of duty, he finished his bachelor's and master's degrees in education and certification in art education at Rowan University in New Jersey. His career has spanned education as well as writing and editing for several magazines, all the while maintaining his gallery presence. He has now retired from teaching in order to paint and sculpt full time. Baum and his wife Carolyn make their home in the gulf-coast community of Dunedin, Florida, where he maintains his studio.
Baum is an artist member of Dunedin Fine Art Center, as well as Artsbridge, Phillips Mill and New Hope Arts (Pa.). He exhibits widely throughout the mid- Atlantic area including the prestigious Phillips Mill show in Bucks County, Pa., where he has won three sculpture awards. He is represented by Clay College Gallery (Rowan University at Cumberland, N.J.), Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts (N.J.) as well as Dunedin Fine Art Center Gallery.
Baum continues to find subjects to interpret in his award-winning work— from the Jersey coast and Bucks County, Pa., as well as his new home along St. Joseph’s Sound off the Gulf of Mexico.
"He paints with brilliant color and solid design and brings his years of plein air painting to bear on his studio work."-- Peter McPhee Fine Arts
Haiga--paintings with haiku
Trajedy on the Southern Border