Born in Nairn, Scotland in 1955, Charlie Baird studied at the Instituto Allende, San Miguel, Mexico and Wimbledon School of Art, London. From 1983-1985 he attended the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris. Since his first solo Show at the Crane Kalman Gallery in 1977, he has had regular shows in England, Europe and America. He has lived in Dorset since 1997.
The paintings of Charlie Baird are drawn from a variety of sources using different media to convey the essence of a landscape, a situation, a moment weaving both figurative and abstract elements in a picture. Accidents and tangents are important in leading to new and fresh ideas in his paintings.