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Artist Carol Bailey


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Biography


     Carol Bailey has lived in scenic Cache Valley, Utah all of her life. From an early age, she has been interested in art, spending endless hours drawing the world around her. Her first exposure to oil painting came as her sister was teaching piano lessons to the local art instructor's children. When art lessons were suggested in exchange for piano lessons, she fell in love with oil painting and has never looked back!      Most of her formal art education came from spending several years in the studio of Kent Wallis, whom she credits with teaching her the fundamentals. Since that time, she has continued to develop her talent by studying many of the better known painters of the last 200 years, with a focus on the French and American Impressionists. She has traveled to France and Italy in order to study the work of the masters more closely.     Carol Bailey's style reflects many of the painters she has developed an affinity with over the years-Monet, Turner, Pissaro, Frieseke, Rose, etc. Her colors are chosen from nature, the heavy application punctuated with bright, realistic highlights in a style uniquely her own. The effect is soothing, reminiscent of the uplift brought on by a bright summer day. One wants to walk down one of her garden paths, or stand beside one of her cool mountain streams.      Carol Bailey's work has been shown in a number of museums and galleries across the United States. She has been involved in a number of show and exhibits, including an exhibit at the prestigious National Arts Club in New York City, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum in California. Carol  recently did a series of mission paintings after visiting San Juan Capistrano and some of the other California missions, and these were shown in a solo exhibition at the Rive Gauche gallery in [...]

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