I was born in the Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh, and I currently live in Gippsland where I work from my home studio. I have been a practising artist for the past fifteen years working across a variety of media including painting, photography, digital art, and writing.

My favourite painting subjects are train stations, cafés, shopfronts, dilapidated buildings and iconic Melbourne venues, all of which reflect my passion for the urban environment. Although based in Gippsland, I frequently travel back to the city for inspiration and to observe the ever-changing urban landscape. I am also passionate about the local music scene and have painted many of Melbourne’s iconic music venues. My musical interests eventually led me into writing and publishing. In 2017, I collaborated with Melbourne musician Kim Volkman to edit and publish his autobiography, “The Devil Won’t Take Charity” and we collaborated again in 2019 to publish Kim’s second book, “For Those That Dance With The Skeleton – A Book of Short Stories.” www.facebook.com/VolkmanBailey2017/

In 2019 I released my first book, “Blues Portrait – A Profile of the Australian Blues Scene” which features interviews with forty-six local and interstate musicians. In November 2021 I released Volume 2 and Volume 3 of Blues Portrait.

I have held a number of solo exhibitions throughout Victoria including Tacit Contemporary Art and Little Woods Gallery in Collingwood, Marios (Fitzroy), Burrinja Gallery (Upwey), and Banc Café Docklands, and I have also exhibited locally in Gippsland and interstate. I have completed a number of private commissions and my work has been purchased by clients in Europe and the USA. I have been shortlisted for several major art prizes throughout Australia including the Fleurieu Art Prize in South Australia, the Hornsby Art Prize in NSW, and the Flanagan Art Prize in Victoria. In 2015 and 2016 I was selected as a finalist in the CityScapes competition in Florida, USA.
Email: baileypauline38@gmail.com
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