Contemporary Landscape Artist

Short Bio and Statement

Artist Bio

Cheryl Bailey is an award winning Toronto-born Contemporary Landscape artist from Oakville Ontario. She was recently elected to membership in the Ontario Society of Artists. Cheryl studies regularly with John Leonard RCA  at the Etobicoke Art Group studio and  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 4 group exhibitions , "Progressions IV", "Progressions V" , "Progressions VI" and "Progressions VII",  in which Cheryl participated.  In 2017, 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 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. 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 with wonderful negative spaces.



Dragonfly Arts on Broadway, Orangeville, Ontario

ArtBombDaily, Toronto, Ontario

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