About the Artist: Dwight Baird has been painting full-time for forty years. Evolving from watercolors to acrylics he has developed a unique contemporary realism style - big-brush impressionist strokes and subtle squares juxtaposed with highly defined focal points. Baird's most recent series of works depicts the daily struggle of life in Cuba. These paintings are also historical documents - selected vignettes of a country anchored in the past yet on the verge of dramatic change. Findng beauty where most people would never dream to look -winding backstreets, narrow alleys, darkened doorways - Baird depicts the sadness, joy, hope and despair of humanity within a social context.