Contemporary Landscape Artist

Short Bio and Statement

Artist Bio

Cheryl Bailey is an award winning Toronto-born Contemporary Landscape artist from Oakville Ontario. She is an elected  member of the Ontario Society of Artists. Cheryl studies regularly with John Leonard RCA  at the Etobicoke Art Group studio and at Fleming College Haliburton School of  Art and Design(HSAD).

The McMichael Canadian Collection has hosted 4 group exhibitions , "Progressions IV", "Progressions V" , "Progressions VI" and Progressions VII,  in which Cheryl participated.  In 2018, Cheryl is participating for the fourth time in a travelling group exhibition: "Progressions VII",   which began at HSAD. 

Selected recent  exhibitions  include the Ontario Society of Artists' "Emerging Artist Juried Exhibition ", the provincial Headwaters Arts  Festival Juried Exhibition  2017 and 2016, Etobicoke Art Group 54th Annual Juried Exhibition 2018, ArtWorks Oakville 19th Annual Juried exhibition 2018, the HSAD Convocation Hall exhibition "Pathways".   

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. To 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. 



Dragonfly Arts on Broadway, Orangeville, Ontario

ArtBombDaily, Toronto, Ontario

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