Kalon Baughan currently resides in Longmont, Colorado, where he works as a professional wildlife painter. Baughan received his bachelor of fine arts degree in 1988 from Albion College, where he graduated with honors and earned the Outstanding Artist Award. He has painted professionally since then, returning to Albion College as their Artist in Residence from 1992 through 1994. Baughan has also served as an instructor for artists at several art symposiums across the country, including the Acadia Symposium and Wolf Prairie Wildlife Art Symposium and seminars at the University of Tulsa and the Northern Wildlife Art Expo.

Baughan has exhibited in many group and one-person shows, and he has been honored as Featured Artist at the Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show, Nature Works Oklahoma Wildlife Art Festival, Northern Wildlife Art Expo and the Prestige Gallery Originals Showcase. He has also exhibited at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Wendell Gilley Museum National Wildlife Art Showing, Vancouver International Wildlife Art Show, Michigan Wildlife Art Festival and the Grand National Art Invitational. Baughan was also named Michigan Wildlife Artist of the Year in 1995. Baughan has been interviewed by CNN Headline News as an up-and-coming artist and has had several articles and references in Wildlife Art, U.S. Art, InformArt, and Art Trends magazines.