Julian Bailey

When depicting subjects, Bailey captures them first hand, in conté (a crayon pencil), then works them up later with paint. His pieces are energetic, often brightly coloured, and depict scenes of activity or movement. “I like to capture the way people do things,” he says. “The things that draw people together, the camaraderie – you feel drawn to it. In sports, with dancers, even with boats, there’s a synchrony.”

Born in Cheshire in 1963, British painter Julian Bailey trained first at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford and then at the Royal Academy Schools, London. He had his first exhibition was whilst he was still at school, at Malvern Public Library. Bailey’s first solo show was in London, in 1991, and, 7 years later, he came to Browse & Darby.  He lives and works in Dorset, where the landscape of the coast informs much of his painting.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
1991-’00 Four shows at New Grafton Gallery, London
1999-’17 Seven shows at Browse & Darby, London
2008 The Russell Gallery, London
2009-’15 Three shows at Sladers Yard, Dorset

Selected Group Exhibitions
2001-7, 2009 Art Chicago, Browse & Darby
2003 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2007-8 The Temple Gallery, Sorrento, Australia
2007-8 Dorset Visual Art Exhibition, The Study Centre, Poole
2009-10 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2009 Open Watercolour Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
2009 Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour
2010 Originals 10 Printmakers Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2010 Bite Artists as Printmakers, Mall Galleries, London
2018  The Royal Academy Summer Show

Awards and Competitions
1984 Egerton Coghill Landscape Prize
1984 David Murray Landscape Award
1986 Turner Gold Medal
1988 Landseer Scholarship
2004 Hunting Art Prize finalist
2011 David Messum Prize

Diawa Bank
Dorset County Council
The National Trust (Foundation for Art)
New College, Oxford
Old Mutual Assurance
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
S. G. Warburg