The farming landscape which surrounds my home has been my predominant source of inspiration over the past couple of years: low rolling hills; intermittent woodland; ancient hedgerows; patch-work fieldsĀ and vast skies. The semi-abstract nature of my work, my use of non-traditional techniques, my bold compositions and my dynamic use of colour help portray this seemingly prosaic landscape in a new, vivid and surprising way.

The past couple of years have brought a modicum of success: I have completed two large-scale commissions for a New York based interior design company; I am currently working on several large pieces for a Swiss interior design company/supplier; I have contributed to a forthcoming book on alternative watercolour techniques which will be published internationally; and my work has been collected extensively both domestically and internationally.

Paul Bailey
2014