Mark Bailey (b. 1982)
Artist Mark Bailey’s painterly brushstrokes subtly define figures and objects within his works. His impressionist style captures an intimate portrait of his figures and the surrounding environment. Bailey’s cityscapes and interiors seem to glow with the energy of the city and its busy urban backdrops. His exquisite figures reveal an unspoken undertone of an individual story within each scene he translates onto canvas.
A favorite among collectors, Bailey was chosen in 2010 by Southwest Art magazine as one of “21 Under 31 Artists To Collect Now” and has since been a featured artist within the publication as well as American Art Collector, The Artist’s Magazine, and others. Bailey has also received acclaim in art competitions, including Best In Show at the Governor’s Art Exhibit in Colorado.
Mark Bailey earned his Bachelor’s degree of fine art (BFA) from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Selected Articles and Press:
Style Magazine- "Governor's Art Show 2017", interview by Maggie Shafer, Apr. 2017
Southwest Art - "2017 Colorado Governor's Art Show Preview", by Katie Askew, Apr. 2017
Southwest Art - "Ten Artists to Watch in 2017", Jan. 2017
American Art Collector - "Charleston: Inside & Out", Nov. 2015
Charleston Style & Design - Fall 2015
Charleston Style & Design - Summer 2015
Southwest Art - "The Human Experience", Jan. 2012
The Artist's Magazine - "28th Annual Art Competition", Interview by Rosemary Seidner, Dec. 2011
Southwest Art - "21 under 31 - Young Artists to Collect Now", Bonnie Gangelhoff, Sept. 2010
Charleston Style & Design - "Southern Artistry", Amy Stockwell Mercer, Winter 2011
Portrait of Portland - "Urban Calling", Donna Pizzi, Vol. 20, 2010
American Art Collector - referenced, Vols. 36, 47
Vancouver Voice - "Abstract Concrete", Interview by Adam Stewart, Aug. 2008
Informed Collector - Issue 491
ArtistADay.com - July 31, 2010