CHERYL BAILEY
Contemporary Landscape Artist

About the Artist and Bio

 

Artist Bio (last updated Aug 22, 2017)

Cheryl Bailey is an award winning Toronto-born Contemporary Landscape artist from Oakville Ontario. She studies regularly with John Leonard RCA  at the Etobicoke Art Group studio.  Cheryl also takes courses annually at  Sir Sandford Fleming College Haliburton School of Art and Design (HSAD)  including Advanced Individual Studies and Advanced Contemporary Landscape.

The McMichael Canadian Collection has hosted 3 group exhibitions , "Progressions IV", "Progressions V" and Progressions VI,  in which Cheryl participated.  In 2017, Cheryl is participating for the third time in a travelling group exhibition: "Progressions VI",   which began at HSAD. 

Selected recent  exhibitions  include the Ontario Society of Artists' "Emerging Artist Juried Exhibition 2016", the provincial Headwaters Arts  Festival Juried Exhibition  2017 and 2016, Etobicoke Art Group 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition, ArtWorks Oakville 17th Annual Juried exhibition, the HSAD Convocation Hall exhibition "50 Over 150",   and Neilson Park Creative Centre Annual Juried exhibition "Impact" .  

Cheryl was an invited artist at the  Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery "Collectively Inspired" exhibition in summer 2017.  In February 2016, Dragonfly Arts on Broadway in Orangeville Ontario held Cheryl's first solo exhibition.  She is on the board of the Etobicoke Art Group.

 

Artist Statement
 My abstracted landscape paintings express simplified heartfelt ideas with complete authenticity. I particularly enjoy the 'playing' part of art where I can convey, in imagery, my love of the Canadian landscape.  I use uncomplicated flattened shapes which are generally instantly recognizable and soul satisfying. An interactive and playful textured surface and an unusual unifying black are used to support my creation of powerful, adventurous, often luminous interpretations of landscape with wonderful negative spaces.

 

 

 

Exhibitions:

2017

"Progressions VI" McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario  (Dec/16 - Feb 28/17)

"50 Over 150" Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of  Art and Design Convocation Hall, Haliburton, Ontario (May)

"Paper Chase" Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of  Art and Design (May)

"Progressions VI" Ontario provincial travelling exhibition:

Sir Sandford Fleming-  Haliburton School of Art and Design

Neilson Park Creative Centre Studio B, Etobicoke, Ontario

Romni Goodwood Art Centre, Goodwood, Ontario 

Visual Arts at the Villa, Port Perry, ON

Headwaters Art Festival Juried Exhibition, Alton Mill Art Centre, Alton, Ontario (Sept)-provincial

Etobicoke Art Group 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Etobicoke, Ontario (Jan/Feb 2017) awarded Third Prize

"Highlights 2017" Etobicoke Art Group Members' Exhibition,Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, Ontario (May-June)

"O Canada" Headwaters Arts Gallery, Alton Mill Art Centre, Caledon, Ontario (June)

"Collectively Inspired" Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Etobicoke, Ontario (Aug) -invited artist

"O Canada" Neilson Park Creative Centre , Etobicoke, Ontario (Sept)

"Impact 2017" Neilson Park Creative Centre annual juried exhibition, Etobicoke, Ontario(Aug)

 

2016 

"Progressions VI" McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario  (Dec/16 - Feb 28/17)

"Progressions V" McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario  (April)

Ontario Society of Artists "Emerging Artist Juried Exhibition 2016" , Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke ( Oct 7-22)

"Progressions V" Ontario travelling exhibition:

Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre, Oakville Ontario (Dec-Mar)

Sir Sandford Fleming-  Haliburton School of Art and Design (May-Jun)

Neilson Park Creative Centre Studio B, Etobicoke, Ontario (Oct)

Romni Goodwood Art Centre, Goodwood, Ontario (Sept)

Visual Arts at the Villa, Port Perry, ON

Sault Ste. Marie Community Centre

Fine Arts Society Milton, Milton, ON(Aug)

"Just a Position"    Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of  Art and Design Convocation Hall, Haliburton, Ontario (May-June)

"Facets"   Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of  Art and Design, Haliburton, Ontario (May-June)

"Hills and Meadows" solo exhibition, Dragonfly Arts on Broadway, Orangeville, ON (Feb)

ArtWorks Oakville 17th Annual Juried Exhibition,  Etobicoke, ON (May-June)      

Etobicoke Art Group 52nd Annual Juried Exhibition,Etobicoke, Ontario (May)

"Headwaters Arts Festival Juried Exhibition" Alton Mill Arts Centre, Caledon, Ontario (open within province) (Sept-Oct)

"Impact" Neilson Park Creative Centre Annual Juried Exhibition (July)

 "Some Like It Hot" exhibition, Headwaters Arts Gallery, Caledon, Ontario(July)  

 "Transformations"  exhibition, Headwaters Arts Gallery, Caledon, ON (May)

Friends of Joshua Creek Exhibition, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, ON 

 

2015

"Progressions IV" McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario  (Mar)

"Progressions IV"  travelling exhibition 

Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts (May)

Neilson Park Creative Centre Studio B, Etobicoke, Ontario (Oct)

Romni Goodwood Art Centre, Goodwood, Ontario (Sept)

Visual Arts at the Villa, Port Perry, ON

"Exploring Fields" Travelling Exhibition (in progress)

Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts, Haliburton, Ontario (May)

Neilson Park Creative Centre Studio B, Etobicoke, Ontario (Oct)

Romni Goodwood Art Centre, Goodwood, Ontario (Sept)

Etobicoke Art Group 51st Annual Juried Exhibition , Etobicoke, Ontario

Neilson Park Creative Centre Annual Juried Exhibition "Impact 2015"  , Etobicoke, Ontario

"Artists of Halton Peel Juried Exhibition" Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario

Beaux-Arts Brampton Open Juried Fine Art and Photography Exhibition, Brampton, Ontario

"Elements"  Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts, Convocation Hall, Haliburton, Ontario

"Anything Goes" Artworks Oakville, Oakville Town Hall, Oakville, Ontario

    

2014

Etobicoke Art Group 50th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition, Etobicoke Civic Centre,Toronto, Ontario    

“Impressions of Oakville” Juried Exhibition, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario

"All Out” , Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts , Haliburton, Ontario

“Ontario on Paper” , Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts , Haliburton, Ontario    

“Member’s Choice” Etobicoke Art Group, Nielson Park Creative Centre Toronto, Ontario

“Gap”  EAG, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, Ontario

 

2013

Juried Members Exhibition, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario

CPS INKworks Juried Photographic Exhibition, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario

“Falling Leaves” Etobicoke Art Group Exhibition, Neilson Park Creative Centre,Toronto, Ontario    

Etobicoke Art Group Members Exhibition, Neilson Park Creative Centre,Toronto, Ontario

Creemore Centric 2013, Mad and Noisy River Gallery , Creemore Ontario 

 

2011

 Joshua Creek Studio Artists Show , Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario

Board of Directors Photography Exhibition, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario

 

2010

Joshua Creek Studio Artists Show, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario 

 

2009

Joshua Creek Studio Artists Show, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario

 

 

 Art education: 

Advanced Individual Studies Painting -(credit) Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts with John Leonard (2014, 2015,2016) 

Advanced Individual Studies Visual Arts - (credit) Sir Sandford Fleming College- Halliburton School of the Arts with John Leonard (2016,2017)
Contemporary Landscape Painting Advanced II -(credit) Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts  with  John Leonard (2014,2015,2016)

Printmaking Fusion- (credit) Sir Sanford Fleming College-Halliburton School of the Arts with Otis Tamasauskas(2017)

Etobicoke Art Group studio/classes with John Leonard ( 2013, 2014,2015,2016,2017)

Drawing from the model workshop 2017 with John Leonard

Figurative Abstraction in Acrylic -Sir Sandford Fleming College-Haliburton School of the Arts  - credit courses with Brian Smith ( 2013)

Impressionism Theory -Sir Sandford Fleming College- Halliburton School of the Arts - credit course (2013)Contemporary Landscape- 2 day Workshop with John Leonard Etobicoke ArtGroup (2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015)

McMichael Canadian Collection  - 2 day workshop with John Leonard (2013,2014)    

Etobicoke Art Group studio/classes with Kim Lee Kho (2013)

 Visual Arts Mississauga -classes with Brian Smith ( 2013)

Theory and Technique of the Group of Seven - Sir Sandford Fleming College, Halliburton School of Art and Design (2012)

Sheridan College -Plein Air (credit) with Len Aguanno (2011)

Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre - Studio Artists with Sybil Rampen (2008,2009,2010)

   

 

Awards:

Etobicoke Art Group 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition 2017    Third Prize

 

Collections:

Corporate:

Frame30 Productions, Edmonton, AB

Naylor Group Inc.(photography), Oakville, ON

RPMs, Whitehorse, Yukon

Private:

Across Canada and International  including  Atlanta, Beijing, New York City

 

Print/Media:

Orangeville Citizen Feb 4, 2016  "Visual Artist Cheryl Bailey's works to be on display at Dragonfly Arts" 

Olivet New Church, Toronto, "Winter Ravine" , Christmas Eve Order of Service, Dec. 24, 2015

Olivet New Church, Toronto,  "Winter Day",  Christmas Day Order of Service, Dec. 25, 2015

Affiliations: 

Etobicoke Art Group

Headwaters Arts, Alton Mill Art Centre

Neilson Park Creative Centre

ArtWorks Oakville

Art Gallery of Ontario

McMichael Canadian Collection
 

  Representation: 

Dragonfly Arts on Broadway, Orangeville, Ontario

ArtBomb, Toronto, Ontario

Art Gallery of Burlington's Art Etc. Gallery and Rental