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 72 years old and I am retired and living in Thailand. I worked in Outdoor Advertising all my life - hand-painting Huge Outdoor Advertising Boards.

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

While I was at Queens-bury 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 illuminated 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 Rockwell's wife who when looking at my copies of her late husbands work - said they were the nearest 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.

Hopefully I have.

In England 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.

This is a wonderful Pen and Ink drawing from my

Ol Friend

Rae Lambert. Gone but not forgotten.

This is another Marvelous Masterpiece by Rae Lambert.

This is Rae Lambert with his Latest Cartoon Book - Wonderful Penmanship.

The Maps above are my up to date 2020 Pattaya Maps that I do every Year to help Newcomers enjoy themselves while in Town.