Creating Specialty Artwork since 1995

1995 - Lewis-Grote Illustrations created

Most popular were pen and ink illustrations for businesses, individual and university projects. Special commissions included indoor and outdoor murals ranging from 3' to 64', 

Custom designs were used as magazine covers and card designs for CSC, Shriner's Hospital and CMSU.  Children's book designs for Frank-Schaffer Publications and Rosebud Rubber Stamps.

2018 - Lewis-Grote Illustrations name changes to Barn Baby Art

Inspired by repurposing a wooden floor in a horse trailer, Barn Baby has continued to grow by painting on reclaimed barn wood and also by venturing out to painting oils directly on wooden furniture. After curing and sealed the furniture literally becomes functional artwork.

Latest News-  Twain on Main was wonderful. Thanks again everyone.

New Show items...

- Whiskey barrel lids personalized with images, names and designs. Lids from a local distillery.

-Printed art on multiple surfaces 

‚ÄčExhibits & Travel Shows


Culver-Stockton College 

Hannibal LaGrange College

Travel Shows:

Twain on Main- May 2021, 2022

Strawberry Festival, Kimmswick MO  June 4-5th 2022

Samuel Clemens Festival- July 2021

Heritage Days in Bowling Green, MO - September

Fall Festival in Hannibal, MO- Oct. 16-17, 2021

Christmas in the Green, Bowling Green, MO- December


The Henny Penny in Bowling Green, MO

Barn Baby Art Studio in Frankford, MO

Traveling Barn Baby Trailer to mural sites


Specialty artwork 2d and 3d. 

Media includes:

Oil paintings, graphite drawings, watercolors and mixed media furniture and mural works.

Description: Original oils of animals, repurposed furniture with artistic flare and original oil paintings as part of their design, murals and  children's book illustrations.

"Roses" Oil on reclaimed furniture

Time Lapse video available on my Facebook page, Lewis-Grote Illustrations.

Painting from life, oil  14"x29"