Saturday, August 6, 2011

Master of Golf Art

The par-5 16th at Firestone
Graeme Baxter is the official artist for the British Open, the Ryder Cup, the Presidents Cup, the U.S. Open and the Masters, as well as the PGA Tour and European Tour.

"I'm essentially trying to create a record of golf history," he says of his prints and paintings, available at baxtergolf.

"Whereas other artists often try to present an image of a course, with almost airbrushed precision, I want to capture a more natural feel for the course. It's simple. I have a passion for golf, I have a passion for art - in my paintings, I combine the two. It did strike me that it wasn't a bad way to make a living!"

He definitely makes a decent living. His painting of the 2000 British Open sold for more than $450,000.