Exploratory Expressions: Amadea Bailey

23 Aug

I love the way some artists are visual archaeologists.  California based artist Amadea Bailey takes a journey of exploration and excavation each time she works a canvas.

In the Pink, mixed media on canvas, 53×89

Out of the box, mixed media on canvas, 60×80

Like other “excavation” artists whose work I love, such as M.A. Tateishi and Christina Foard, Bailey builds her work, layer upon layer, eventually unearthing treasures as they resurface.

La Dolce Vita, oil on canvas, 38×54

Her large canvases are worlds unto themselves, images appearing out of the chaos, like mirages in the desert.

Free Fall, mixed media on canvas, 54×62

The Little Prince, acrylic and oil on canvas, 62×78

To see more of Amadea Bailey’s work, please visit her website.

All images are via the artist’s website.

12 Responses to “Exploratory Expressions: Amadea Bailey”

  1. mamasmorningcup August 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Really beautiful work, thanks for sharing!

    • Lesley August 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

      Her website is FULL of amazing work. These were my faves!

  2. alicematilda August 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Love love love!!! Thank you for showing these!

    • Lesley August 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed them, Matilda!

  3. samselbys August 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    Love Love Love Love!!

    • Lesley August 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      Haha, Sam, you 1-upped the previous commenter by 1 love.😉 Glad you loved Amadea’s work as much I do!

  4. the organic artist August 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Lesley once again girlie girl a winner! I wish you had a gallery, you are a fine curator!
    Luvs, Deb
    hey P.S. I’m in the Crate and Barrel catalog and stores! woop woop

    • Lesley August 24, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

      Aw, thanks, Deb.. maybe one day I’ll have a gallery or perhaps I’ll create one of my own online. Congrats on being in Crate & Barrel!! That is huge!

      • the organic artist August 28, 2012 at 9:46 am #

        Yes, just keep at it you certainly have a talent. Yeah, I am so excited about Crate and Barrel, I’m also going to be in the Emerging artists offering again on One Kings Lane for Sept. so things are going good!

        Take care, D

        • Lesley August 28, 2012 at 11:20 am #

          Thanks for the encouragement! By the way, there’s a possibility I could be close to LA this Oct-Dec ( Joshua Tree, CA ), would love to meet up for a studio visit! If the Joshua Tree thing works out, I’ll let you know!

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