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Sladers Yard

Contemporary British Art, Furniture and Craft,

Award-winning Licensed Café

A major new show of Julian Bailey’s joyful paintings and sketches

now also celebrating the grey skies and earth colours of the English


A well established and very popular artist, Julian Bailey lives with his

family near Dorchester. This is his second solo show at Sladers Yard.

Born in 1963, Julian Bailey had his first successful exhibition at

Malvern Public Library when he was still at school. He studied art at

the Ruskin School while attending New College, Oxford and then

went on to the Royal Academy Schools where he was awarded the

Turner Gold Medal and later the Landseer Scholarship. He had his

first one-man show in London in 1991 and has exhibited regularly

since, joining Browse & Darby in Cork Street in 1999 as their

youngest artist. He and his family moved to Dorset in 1998 when

Julian began to paint landscapes, particularly the Dorset coast.

In 2011 he was elected to the New English Art Club who awarded

him the David Messum Prize. His work is in many eminent collections

throughout the UK.

He works in oils on board, enjoying the resistance of the hard

surface. ‘I have a fairly wide range of colours, but try to limit my

palette as much as possible in one painting. I try to keep the colours

fresh and clean, using clearly visible brush strokes which define the

objects. I want the finished paintings to look spontaneous with

everything in the right place, even if it has taken a lot of time with

many changes and repaintings. The results give the impression he

has painted them effortlessly with strong composition and a

wonderful sense of attitude in his figures. He reaches for the anatomy

of his landscapes just as he paints figures, and gives a sense of

being in that place at that moment just when all the elements came

together to make something remarkable.

Fully illustrated catalogue is available by post or to download.

Sladers Yard, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL T: 01308 459511

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