MJB Fine Art Gallery  is creating Oil Paintings, Drawings, Art
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Hi, I'm Matt... I began oil painting in the summer of 2013. I'm what they call an "unknown" artist, always rejected by the established galleries and not because of my skill level... but because of being "NOT Known". I'm also not a fan of giving up half of my sales to a Gallery establishment that may or may not be in my best interest. So, I've created my own online gallery at www.mjbfineart.com (Opening Soon) and I'm currently working on a two year project on YouTube called Baxter's Bodacious Butterflies (also coming soon). After that, the sky is the limit.

In Art, there are several driving forces or factions if you will... for instance you have various movements such as: the Realists, Abstract Expressionists, The Minimalists, Hyper-realists, and Impressionists, etc. etc.Blah, Blah, Blah.. Each of these art ideas work tirelessly to express themselves and are at odds with each other (even when they secretly keep their odds to themselves). Back to my point; the last four years was my journey to "learn" to paint. I suppose at that time I would fall under the category of realism, but I fall way short of Hyper-realism in my painting style. Today, my art is very different than the images you see from my "learning" to paint. Allow me to explain, Minimalists strive to make art at its most simplistic form, I am the very opposite of the Minimalist; in fact I'm starting a new movement called Maximalism. So WTH is maximalism? 

In Baxter's Bodacious Butterfly series (what I'm currently working on), it is an experiment into the maximalist idea that absolute control over every aspect of the painting is exhausted. For instance, I build my own canvas, frames, (can't do my own paint yet), the subject matter appears as a butterfly painting with realistic quality; however, it's much deeper than that. There are messages, hidden codes, patterns, numbers, mathematics, sciences, textures, even the very color harmonies themselves have meaning. Did I mention that I use "real sheet music" in my paintings? Oh yes, I've learned to convert "real" music notes into a color template and paint that into my realistic paintings. So what? Who cares? Well, imagine your favorite musician artist having their portrait painted in oil made literally of their very own songs... and that is only one aspect of Maximalism. It's about using every concept you can come up with to make a realistic painting. It's pure control over every aspect of the painting as far as you can push it. It's using symbols and complex ideas to communicate through oil paint. In its nature, it is time consuming and requires something many of us fail to have... patience and time.
   
You are invited to watch me explore this new approach to painting (If it's even new). I may fail, I may succeed, I just might change the art world into something new. Honestly, I don't care if I fail because each of us painters are on our own paths. In my paintings, there are no happy little accidents as Bob Ross stated so eloquently with his velvety voice. If I fail, I fail. I care about what I create, but I don't care about the "popularity" contest that gets artists paid. If you made it this far without your eyeballs glazing over, you are exactly my kind of people. - Matthew Baxter (Artist "maybe")
Tiers
Tip for a not so starving artist?
$5 or more per month

Every dollar given shall go towards the supporting my art habit. I'll seek help one day, but not today. Oil Paint, Brushes, and Tools which are so Expensive is what your money goes towards. Your donation is like a tip in a tip jar. For tips above $25...If you go to my online store, 8" X 10" prints are available starting at $25. www.mjbfineartgallery.com

Goals
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My goal is simple. Every dollar given shall be spent. "Long Breath Pause"

I pledge to use Patreon money to pay for art supplies and art supplies alone; however, if I'm making over $5k a month from this channel I will be very creative with that kind of money. I don't like taxes, so give away of money will be necessary. Just saying.
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Hi, I'm Matt... I began oil painting in the summer of 2013. I'm what they call an "unknown" artist, always rejected by the established galleries and not because of my skill level... but because of being "NOT Known". I'm also not a fan of giving up half of my sales to a Gallery establishment that may or may not be in my best interest. So, I've created my own online gallery at www.mjbfineart.com (Opening Soon) and I'm currently working on a two year project on YouTube called Baxter's Bodacious Butterflies (also coming soon). After that, the sky is the limit.

In Art, there are several driving forces or factions if you will... for instance you have various movements such as: the Realists, Abstract Expressionists, The Minimalists, Hyper-realists, and Impressionists, etc. etc.Blah, Blah, Blah.. Each of these art ideas work tirelessly to express themselves and are at odds with each other (even when they secretly keep their odds to themselves). Back to my point; the last four years was my journey to "learn" to paint. I suppose at that time I would fall under the category of realism, but I fall way short of Hyper-realism in my painting style. Today, my art is very different than the images you see from my "learning" to paint. Allow me to explain, Minimalists strive to make art at its most simplistic form, I am the very opposite of the Minimalist; in fact I'm starting a new movement called Maximalism. So WTH is maximalism? 

In Baxter's Bodacious Butterfly series (what I'm currently working on), it is an experiment into the maximalist idea that absolute control over every aspect of the painting is exhausted. For instance, I build my own canvas, frames, (can't do my own paint yet), the subject matter appears as a butterfly painting with realistic quality; however, it's much deeper than that. There are messages, hidden codes, patterns, numbers, mathematics, sciences, textures, even the very color harmonies themselves have meaning. Did I mention that I use "real sheet music" in my paintings? Oh yes, I've learned to convert "real" music notes into a color template and paint that into my realistic paintings. So what? Who cares? Well, imagine your favorite musician artist having their portrait painted in oil made literally of their very own songs... and that is only one aspect of Maximalism. It's about using every concept you can come up with to make a realistic painting. It's pure control over every aspect of the painting as far as you can push it. It's using symbols and complex ideas to communicate through oil paint. In its nature, it is time consuming and requires something many of us fail to have... patience and time.
   
You are invited to watch me explore this new approach to painting (If it's even new). I may fail, I may succeed, I just might change the art world into something new. Honestly, I don't care if I fail because each of us painters are on our own paths. In my paintings, there are no happy little accidents as Bob Ross stated so eloquently with his velvety voice. If I fail, I fail. I care about what I create, but I don't care about the "popularity" contest that gets artists paid. If you made it this far without your eyeballs glazing over, you are exactly my kind of people. - Matthew Baxter (Artist "maybe")

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Tiers
Tip for a not so starving artist?
$5 or more per month

Every dollar given shall go towards the supporting my art habit. I'll seek help one day, but not today. Oil Paint, Brushes, and Tools which are so Expensive is what your money goes towards. Your donation is like a tip in a tip jar. For tips above $25...If you go to my online store, 8" X 10" prints are available starting at $25. www.mjbfineartgallery.com