Bailey, Caroline

Elected to RSW 1998

Artists Statement

Landscape and still life are the predominant subjects in my work. I am interested particularly in the traces of human activity etched on the wilderness. Preliminary work, some made in-situ, form the basis of my paintings but only serve as a beginning. A plan conceived at the outset of a work is frequently irradicated by its completion, each piece being the starting point for the next.


After completing a Foundation Course at Mid-Cheshire College of Further Education in 1972, I studied Painted Textiles at Manchester Polytechnic gaining a BA(Hons) in 1975 and an MA in 1976. On leaving college I taught part-time at Manchester Polytechnic until the early 1980s. Since then I have painted full-time. I exhibit regularly in the RSW Exhibition and submit work to various open exhibitions including the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.


2001 - Scottish Arts Club Award
1999 - N S Macfarlane Charitable Trust Award
1999 - Glasgow Arts Club Fellowship
1997 - RSW The Artist Award
1994 - RWS Daler Rowney Award

Selected Exhibitions

1997 - 2005 The Gallery Manchesters Art House
1998 - 2003 Thompsons, London
1997 - 2006 Walker Galleries, Harrogate
1995 - 2007 Broadway Modern, Worcestershire
1997 - 2007 Colours Gallery, Edinburgh
2000 - 2006 Waterford Gallery, Manchester
2007             Ainscough Contemporary Art London & Dartmouth
2001 - 2005 Clifton Gallery Bristol
1994 - 2007 Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton
Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition

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