A major new show of Julian Bailey’s joyful paintings which now also relish the grey skies and earth colours of the English countryside.
A well established and very popular artist in London, Julian Bailey lives with his family near Dorchester. This is his second solo show at Sladers Yard.
Born in 1963, Julian Bailey had his first successful exhibition at Malvern Public Library when he was still at school. He studied art at theRuskinSchoolwhile attendingNewCollege,Oxfordand then went on to the Royal Academy Schools where he was awarded the Turner Gold Medal and later the Landseer Scholarship. He had his first one-man show in London in 1991 and has exhibited regularly since, joining Browse & Darby inCork Street in 1999 as their youngest artist. He and his family moved to Dorset in 1998 when Julian began to paint landscapes, particularly the Dorset coast.
In 2011 he was elected to the New English Art Club who awarded him the David Messum Prize. His work is in many eminent collections throughout the UK.
He works in oils on board, enjoying the resistance of the hard surface. ‘I have a fairly wide range of colours, but try to limit my palette as much as possible in one painting. I try to keep the colours fresh and clean, using clearly visible brush strokes which define the objects. I want the finished paintings to look spontaneous with everything in the right place, even if it has taken a lot of time with many changes and repaintings.’ The results give the impression he has painted them effortlessly with strong composition and a wonderful sense of attitude in his figures. He reaches for the anatomy of his landscapes just as he paints figures, and gives a sense of being in that place at that moment just when all the elements came together to make something remarkable.
Fully illustrated catalogue is available.
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