Canadian artist J.E. Bailey creates artwork that delights collectors both at home and internationally. With unique and distinctive subject matter and illustrative styling, this bold and colourful work is in good standing among the tradition of Canadian Folk Art. Though whimsical in nature, this genre of art, at it’s core, possesses a strong commitment to the larger community and speaks of a collective and communal memory that binds us, one to the other.
It is the distinctly Canadian character of this artists work that reveals an ode to a beloved place and exposes the nature of the people inhabiting this place through that which they treasure. A strong sense of the land and it’s illusive national identity is present in the depiction of treasured iconic images. With a vibrant palette, a quirky and humorous outlook, this artist has an uncanny ability to capture those things that we hold most dear.
Most days you can find J.E. Bailey at work in a sunny studio on the hillside of a five acre farmstead on the Credit River in Glen Williams, Ontario. It’s where home is shared with family, friends and a menagerie of feathered and furry residents that inhabit this rural Canadian countryside.