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By Aliya Hall
The Creswell Chronicle 

Bayne Gardner: 'Superhero of Art,'


July 4, 2019

Jen Blue/The Creswell Chronicle

Bayne Gardner poses next to his most recent work in downtown Springfield, a "Groundskeeper Willie" theme from the TV show, "The Simpsons."

Muralist Bayne Gardner said he has been interested in the art form for as far back as he can remember. From 7 years old he remembered seeing '80s-style graffiti on TV and in his hometown.

"It was something I enjoyed seeing and was curious about how it happened," he said. "They seemed like superheroes of art."

Gardner's first large-scale project was commissioned – although unpaid – for his father's workspace, when he was 11. The project: A cowboy camping scene on a large piece of plywood. Now, Gardner has over 30 murals in Eugene and Springfield, and one in San Diego.

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