Tanya Baily

T a n y a   B a i l y

Street Trees

I work exclusively in watercolour across a range of subject matter. My interest is with the medium itself. I explore the unique quality and range of the watercolour medium for emotional and descriptive effect, experimenting with techniques old and new, different pigments, and a range of papers and surfaces.

My recent body of landscape works are inspired by parks, countryside and bushland, with which I am very familiar. I spend time outdoors working en plein air and paint finished works in my studio in Sydney. My work as an art educator is a very important part of my life. I am intrigued by the process and the journey of painting with watercolour.

Born in London, Tanya Baily was educated at Oxford University and Chelsea School of Art in England, and completed a Masters of painting at COFA, UNSW, in 2010.

She has been a frequent finalist in National Art prizes, including the Mosman Prize, the John Leslie Prize and the Elaine Birmingham prize for Watercolour Painting. She won the Rex Irwin award for painting in 2011.

She has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Sydney and overseas.

Baily currently teaches classes in Watercolour Painting and Drawing at the National Art School, Artest and Waverley Woollahra Art School in Sydney, while also teaching workshops throughout the year at other institutions nationally and internationally. She takes commissions for portraits, architectural subjects and landscape themes

A member of the Australian Watercolour Institute since 2018, she lives and works in Sydney.

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