About me


Mike Baird

My Birthday: 27-7-1947
Hometown: Hendon. U.K.
Current City: Pattaya. Thailand

 

About me:

 

Hi, My name is Mike Baird. I am 68 years old and I am retired and living in Thailand. I worked in Outdoor Advertizing all my life - handpainting Huge Outdoor Advertizing Boards.

I was the Top Artist for Queensbury Signs in London, and the Top Artist for R & B Displays in Watford. U.K.

While I was at Queensbury Signs - They sent me to Barcelona to learn Air Brush.

I bought this technique back to the U.K. and we were the First Company to use Air Brush on iIluminated Displays in the U.K. and America.

After 35 years I had to stop because of Health problems.

I took up painting in oils in my spare time and slowly got a good reputation as being a Top Copy Artist.

One wonderful comment - was from Norman Rockwells wife who when looking at my copies of her late husbands work - said they were the nearist copies to her husbands she had ever seen.

I hated the climate in England and was lucky to be able to retire early.

I headed to Thailand where the weather is PERFECT.

I carried on painting for a while to pass the time - until one day a Newspaper Owner contacted me and asked me to Draw a Cartoon for his Paper.

I had never drawn a cartoon before so I said I will try a couple.

I drew things that were happening around me - daily funny things that happens that we take for granted..

Although I thought they were bad ( me being a perfectionist ) other people liked them.....so I did another and another.

This was the first time I had to use my brain,,

( Life was easy being a copyist )

I packed up painting after 40 years and took up Cartooning. (Loving every second.)

My cartoons are mainly about Thailand  ( Pattaya ) and the strange things that go on,,,To most people around the World, my cartoons are not funny - but to all the people who have been to Thailand - they say my cartoons are TRUE...

Welcome to my New Website.

Please enjoy my saucy, cheeky Cartoons.

I am trying to recapture the Saucy Postcards we all used to see at the Seaside.

Hopfully I have.

In Engalnd everything is P.C. now.

I don't care about P.C. I draw what I see - which is True Life.

Big,Small,Tall,Fat,Red,Yellow.Brown and Green.

That is my World.

Every now and again something gets under my skin and I have to get it out

in Cartoon Format.

Remember - I can't please everyone.

 

 

This is my kind of Town.