Dr. David Baldwin began painting in the early 1960s after studying scientific illustration under Donald B. Sayner at the University of Arizona. Through years of experimentation he developed a whimsical kind of figurative abstraction. His paintings are built with alkyd, oil, and acrylic paints, with addition of sand, metallic leaf, wax, glass, and various fabrics, all applied to a rigid support. Baldwins solo exhibition venues have included Emory University, Vanderbilt University, and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. His work has appeared in Scientific American and Sports Illustrated, and his painting Fugue for the Pepper Players was featured in Treasures of the Baseball Hall of Fame by John Thorn (1998). Baldwin earned a Ph.D. in genetics and an M.S. in systems engineering from the University of Arizona. He played professional baseball for sixteen years, pitching for the Washington Senators, Milwaukee Brewers, and Chicago White Sox in the 1960s and 70s. He has worked as a geneticist and an engineer, and he has published a memoir and a volume of poetry.