A native of Utah, Carol Bailey graduated from Utah State University in 1979.
Upon graduation, Ms. Bailey was accidentally exposed to art when her sister was teaching
piano to the local art instructor's child and talked Carol into going along. When
art lessons for Carol and her sister were suggested in exchange for the piano lessons, she
fell in love with painting, and has never looked back!
Most of her formal art education was one-on-one training with
several local instructors, ending with Kent Wallis, whom Ms. Bailey
credits with teaching her the real fundamentals of painting.
Since that time, she has continued to develop her talent by studying
many of the better known painters of the last 200 years.
Artistic Orientation and Technique:
Carol Bailey's style reflects many of the painters she has develped an
affinity with over the rears--Monet, Turner, Pissaro, Twactman, Hassam, etc. Her colors
are chosen from nature, their heavy
application punctuated with bright, realistic highlights in a style uniquely he
own. The effect is soothing, and somehow cheerful, reminiscent of the
uplift brought on by a bright summer's day. While the style is not
photo realistic, the effect of the painting as a whole is. One wants to
walk down one of Ms. Bailey's garden paths, or stand beside one of
her cool mountain streams.