Baumlin grew up with a love of animals and nature and began drawing them obsessively almost as soon as he could pick up a pencil. He entered college to study architecture, but it was soon apparent that his interest in painting was far more dominant. He was commissioned by the Emir of Bahrain as a result of submitting design ideas to be used as a symbol for the Sulman Falcon Center, so he decided to pursue a painting career. He was soon exhibiting at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s “Birds in Art”, “Wildlife: The Artists’ View”, and the National Park Acedemy of the Arts “Arts for the Parks” exhibits, winning their Wildlife Award and Bird Art Award in susbsequent years. Other exhibits include the Society of Animal Artists’ “Art and the Animal” exhibits from 2013 to 2019, winning the Ethology Award for the Best Depiction of Natural Behavior in Any Medium and the Hiram Blauvelt Purchase Award. Baumlin’s paintings are included in the collection of the National Park Foundation, the Hiram Blauvelt Art Institute, and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum as well as many private collections.