Ontario Society of Artists - Contemporary Landscapes

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 (OSA). 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 5 group exhibitions in which Cheryl participated.  In 2018, Cheryl is participating for the fifth time in the Ontario Provincial Touring Exhibition  "Progressions VIII". 

Selected recent  and upcoming exhibitions  include the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) Members Exhibition of Selected Works May 2019,  Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) Biennial New Members Exhibition, the provincial Headwaters Arts  Juried Exhibition  2018,  Etobicoke Art Group 55th Annual Juried Exhibition 2019 , ArtWorks Oakville 20th Annual Juried exhibition 2019, the HSAD Convocation  Hall 2018 exhibition "Pathways".   

Upcoming in 2020 is an exciting multimedia solo exhibition at the Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke. 

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 Ontario Society of Artists and 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