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.
© Pauline Bailey