The Kalamunda-based former political cartoonist and illustrator will turn 86 on his next birthday.
“At 86 next birthday, every minute of every day is precious,” Baxter said.
“And I still have so much to say and do in this wonderful world… I have not time nor inclination to paint huge works.”
His upcoming exhibition, Little Pictures, at Linton & Kay Galleries in Subiaco, will feature artwork no bigger than 54cm x 54cm.
Artistic ability is inherent in the Baxter family.
Niece Mikaela Castledine, who also lives in Kalamunda, has won awards for her artworks.
Baxter has exhibited in many galleries since the ’50s and his work is represented in collections on four continents.