There are some people that are just plain COOL. Paul Baxendale is one of them - he's a photographer, painter, printmaker, jeweler based in in Santa Fe, NM.
Studying at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in Boulder, as well as the Art Institute of Chicago, Baxendale has a fresh perspective. Doing work for likes of Bergdorf Goodman and Coach, his designs are visual and captivating.
After traveling around the country, he put his roots down in Sante Fe and started Field Studies Editions, citing the desert cultures of the southwest as the main inspiration for his work. He curates and crafts southwestern art while keeping it contemporary and cool.
I highly recommend following Field Studies Editions on Instagram! He has a deep admiration for this amazing part of the world and it shines through in his artwork (plus all the decor is to die for!)
My favorite part of Field Studies Editions' style is that it is rooted in classic western references without being outdated or overdone. Here's a quote from Paul in an interview he did with Sante Fe Found:
"A pair of old cowboy boots and an image of a howling coyote set against a maroon accent wall doesn’t feel fresh anymore, but that doesn't mean there aren't a million other exciting, regionally inspired visual combinations that can reflect a more contemporary and specifically Southwest perspective. Field Studies Editions is all about playing within that space!"
He sells stunning prints, necklaces, and "one-of-a-kind finds" over on his website fieldstudieseditions.com.
That's his sweetheart, Jane Anne Thomas, holding one of his prints featuring her.
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