Gary Allen Baugh was born in Crescent City Ca but grew up in West Memphis Arkansas. He started painting at the age of 22 and has made a living in art and design since then. In Memphis he worked with an architect producing drawings of buildings and architectural models. He moved back to Ca in 1997 and a year after that he came to Chico to Study Graphic Design at CSU Chico. After getting his BA in graphic design he went to work for the CSU Chico Research foundation were he produced over 30 illustrations for Ca Scenic Byways. He is a graphic designer with EA and continues to paint and show his work throughout the area. He serves the City of Chico as an Arts Commissioner.