Carl Baldwin

Carl Baldwin

Carl Baldwin

I wanted a visual onslaught, a chaotic collision of colors, characters, images coming from every direction, flooding the senses. I like to see that jaw dropping look of awe on peoples faces when they experience Velveteria.
I’ve combed flea markets and stayed in flop houses from San Ysidro to Seattle looking for these fabulous pieces. Velvet painting is the Rodney Dangerfield of art. It’s the stuff nobody wanted like a red headed step-child. But that’s wrong. Velvet painting is technically difficult and requires different skills than ordinary painting. Our pieces range from fine art to “Oh my God, what were they thinking?”
With over 170 painting on display, there is something for everyone. Velveteria takes one through the South Sea islands to a lair of beautiful ladies to the Wall of Fame where the classics of velvet are found. Dogs playing poker, Elvis, Banditos and clowns. Plus, we have rotating shows, like the story of Jesus and Mary on velvet, during April for Easter. Velvet painting captures pathos and whimsy in a frame. It’s vibrantly colorful. Each painting has some value. Velveteria is unique, rare, and precious – a wonderment.

Here it is, hell it’s the first wonder of the new millennium.
- Carl