CourtBaileyFineArt

I hope you enjoy this slightly tongue-in-cheek self-portrait, I was once told "where the painting winds up when the artist passes on is the true test of a fine art portrait".  Does it reside in the attic as a painting of some old guy or is it displayed proudly with a comment perhaps like: "Yeah, that's ole gramps Bailey, he was quite a character, didn't make a lot of money, but man could he paint!".  


As for my artist statement (everyone has one, you know), I have survived by doing this one thing when  able, if I don't like what I'm doing (bored) ...I change things up!  I'm mostly traditional but I hate it when a piece looks like it was done by formula.


Being a portrait professional, you'll find paintings of children and animals, boats and light houses, bas relief and half-hull carvings and more.  As for mediums I prefer Oils, Watercolors, and more recently Gouache … sometimes acrylics and pastels or any combination thereof.  As you can tell I enjoy  experimentation, as my messy studio attests


My artistic goal is to leave a body of work that my family, clients and friends will  enjoy when I'm not around.


I am a simple man with traditional values and tastes.  I married my high school sweetheart 54 years and 8 children ago, and look forward to many, many more ...years that is.

Awards

"MIRROR, MIRROR"

WATERCOLOR

2016

BEST OF SHOW

NWAA JURIED

&

PAINTING OF THE MONTH

SWA

"MOM SAYS I GOTTA"

WATERCOLOR

2015

2ND PLACE

MARTIN/F WEBER

NATIONAL COMPETITION

"SO FAR, SO GOOD"

WATERCOLOR

2014

1ST PLACE

TAG JURIED


"DARIN"

DRYBRUSH OIL

2014

MEMBER'S CHOICE

TAG

Thought you might enjoy a little step-by-step for my watercolor titled: "Stockyard Cowboy"

Juried into the "Trinity Art Guild" Open Exhibition, Honorable Mention winner


"THE CANNONEERS"

PEN AND INK

2016

1ST PLACE

NWAA JURIED



CourtBaileyFineArt

"FROM THE ALLEY"

OIL

2016

1ST PLACE

TAG JURIED

IMAGE

COMING

SOON

"SHAUN"

DRYBRUSH OIL

2015

MEMBER'S CHOICE

TAG.

"SOLITUDE TOGETHER"

OIL

2016

1ST PLACE

NWAA JURIED

&

1ST PLACE

MARTIN/F WEBER

2014

NATIONAL COMPETITION