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Heather Bailey

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I am exploring a new and parallel journey into Semi and Abstract painting with colour and texture

Bio

Having grown up and studied in the west coast of Scotland, my imagination has always been fired by the vast landscapes and the beauty of the Highlands, especially the various islands of the Hebrides.

 

I’ve lived in England for many years and seem to have adapted my work to the altogether different landlocked beauty of the Cotswolds.

The sculpted marks and contours which I see every day are profoundly influenced by the vibrant colours and textures of the far North. The patterns and the light on the hillsides, fields and mountains are a constant source of inspiration

 

These characteristics, both natural and man-made, have also taken me on a new and parallel journey into Abstract and semi-Abstract painting  which allows me to experiment with colours and textures, creating a freedom to express my thoughts and reflections on the canvas.new and parallel journey into

 

Working mainly with Acrylics, using Mixed Media, Pastels and Inks on Board, Paper and Canvas, I build the images with layers which all add to the texture and atmosphere of the paintings.

 

My work has been exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London and regularly, at the R.B.S.A. Gallery, the Broadway Arts Festival, the Association of Midland Artists and extensively throughout the Country, including Oxfordshire Art Weeks and Warwickshire Open Studios.