Wesley R. Baker

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Main Image: Ghost Riders

'Ghost Riders', 2006


Wes' Work at ArtPrize 2013

Broken Lands painting by Wes Baker

Visit and vote for Wes' "Broken Lands," featured in ArtPrize 2013 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from September 18-October 5, 2013. "Broken Lands" is at the B.O.B. (Big Old Building) at 20 Monroe Ave NW in Grand Rapids.

Vote for Wes' work using number 55064.

ArtPrize 2013 is a world-renowned art competition hosting 1,524 artists at 169 venues throughout the entire city of Grand Rapids. ArtPrize artists compete for part of the world's largest art prize, nearly $560,000. Among the world's largest contemporary art showcases, ArtPrize 2013 is expected to host 400,000 voting visitors. Read more information and sign up to vote at http://www.artprize.org/visit .

Wes' Paintings Featured at AMA Hall of Fame

Several of Wes' paintings are featured in the AMA (American Motorcycle Association) Hall of Fame exhibit, '2 Wheels + Motor: A Fine Art Exhibition,' in Pickerington, Ohio. The exhibit is billed as a "one-of-a-kind motorcycling art exhibit," bringing new perspectives on motorcycling. The paintings "Cloud Chaser," "Not Just Boys' Toys," "Poker Run," and "Ladies First" are displayed with other motorcycle-themed artwork. You can visit the exhibit through 2014.

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Wes is featured in the AMA exhibit, '2 Wheels + Motor: A Fine Art Exhibition'

Motorcycles and Fine Art

Motorcycles and fine art share a common power: both objects can stir the human soul. A rider experiences the weather, the environment, and feelings of excitement and control on a motorcycle; a viewer of art can feel the joys and risks of the ride through a canvas. I strive to capture these emotional interactions in my paintings.

Old Photo: Uncle Bob's Pan Head 

Harley My first ride was on my uncle's old Pan Head Harley; I was about seven years old. The sound and excitement of that machine will stay with me forever. In my artwork, the motorcycle becomes a metaphor for life and expression. My goal is to bring riders and non-riders alike into the realm of riding a motorcycle. I strive to capture the soul of riding. Viewers of my paintings can take away a philosophical view of life as a journey, and make the best of their own rides through life. Many of my paintings are shown in my Gallery page. I am also a member of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild.

Wes has been featured in news and magazine articles. Read the articles in "In the News."

Contact Wes at wes@wrbaker.com, or by phone at (630) 291-1048.