About

Winner of BBC Wildlfe Artist in the category British Mammals; selected or shortlisted by the Society of Wildlife Artists, SW Academy, The Royal West Academy; member of Devon and Sussex associations, Diane Bailey is emerging as one of the most exciting contemporary wildlife artists today.

With a background of zoology and architectural design she produces well-structured, composed pieces which are at the same time intuitive, energised and vibrant. 

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'I want my images to be striking from a distance but also stand up to close scrutiny. This often means attention to tiny details whilst still maintaining energy and looseness'

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'There needs to be a relationship between the painting and the person viewing it'

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'I tend to work quickly in the

initial stages, often with little preparation, just covering the surface with colour and seeing where that leads' 

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