About Wes

Motorcycles and fine art share a common power: both objects can stir the human soul. A rider experiences the weather, the environment, and feelings of excitement and control on a motorcycle; a viewer of art can feel the joys and risks of the ride through a canvas. I strive to capture these emotional interactions in my paintings.


My first ride was on my uncle’s old Pan Head Harley; I was about seven years old. The sound and excitement of that machine will stay with me forever. In my artwork, the motorcycle becomes a metaphor for life and expression. My goal is to bring riders and non-riders alike into the realm of riding a motorcycle. I strive to capture the soul of riding. Viewers of my paintings can take away a philosophical view of life as a journey, and make the best of their own rides through life. Many of my paintings are shown in my Gallery page. I am also a member of the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild.

Contact Wes at wes@wrbaker.com

Wesley R. Baker, abstract motorcycle art