Photograph of Artist JOYCE WADDELL BAILEY
JOYCE WADDELL BAILEY
Ft. Myers, Florida - United States



Original Artworks (15)

Joyce Waddell Bailey; Yellow Pencil, 2021, Original Photography Digital, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 DEscription to follow...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Digital Photograph, 2021
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Pencil Bunch, 2021, Original Photography Digital, 30 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241 Description coming...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Digital Photograph, 2021
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Civilization And Culture, 2020, Original Photography Digital, 60 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241 Civilization and Culture was a pleasure to work on because I could combine botanical icons with a well- known communication tool.  This all started after a long night in a cave in Hunter Mountain  Sedona, AZ.  see Power of the Pencil description.  The sleekness of the pencil ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Digital Photograph, 2020
60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Power Of The Pencil, 2020, Original Photography Digital, 60 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 The genesis of this work was in a cave in Hunter Mountain Sedona, AZ where my husband and I got lost while taking a short hike before dinner on Christmas Eve.  We made a fire from scattered barrel staves in the cave thisflickering light ignited a dance ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Digital Photograph, 2020
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Civilization, 2020, Original Photography Digital, 60 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241 When I came back to the studio after spending the night ina cave in Hunter Mountain Sedona, AZ, the cats had scattered colored pencilsall over the work area.  Reflecting on my experience in the cave, I started to see the array pencil in a new light.  Rather ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Digital Photograph, 2020
60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Eternidad, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 96 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 The iconography of Eternidad Eternity rests on a view ofthe world.  I bow to the Leonardo da Vinci s Vitruvian Man for the central composition.  As Toby Lester states 2012 To place a human being inside those shapes circle, square was to imply that the human body { ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Oil Painting, 2006
96 x 48 inches (243.8 x 121.9 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Golden Girls, 2004, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 The composition of Golden Girls bows to the ubiquitous Butterfly Bush in my garden, whose seeds fly from site to site on the silken wings inherited from its milkweed relatives.  Like its name, the bush is an irresistible attraction to butterflies.The highly exaggerated pinwheel flowers, scattered ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Oil Painting, 2004
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Left Behind, 2009, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Left Behind is the lead painting in the Hurricane Katrina Series.  The actual model Prettiboy represents all the animals that perished in Hurricane Katrina because pets were denied evacuation. .  Katrina passed my studio inFlorida on August 25, 2005 and proceeded to New Orleans, Louisiana, where it became ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Oil Painting, 2009
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Beetonia, 2004, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 The basic composition of Beetonia is an essay on the beautiful designs in the Croton leaf and its sticky counterpart, the honeycomb.  Since the Crotons do not flower, I had to invent aCroton Roseto attract thebee.  By placing the bee at the focal of the flat leaf, ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Oil Painting, 2004
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Carnivale, 2003, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Carnivale is one o two paintings Paradiso based on the Orange Bird of Paradise.  The plant of consists of a base, beak of the bird, showy orange and yellow sepals and a blue flower protruding from the sepals.  In my interpretation, I show the blue flower as ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Oil Painting, 2003
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Roman Candles, 2004, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Roman Candles portrays an abstract, fantasized family of Tilandsia spikes interacting in fluid response to a light breeze in the host tree.  The components of this specimen suggest a functional division of the spikes.in the middle foreground a small shoot leans on a moving leaf that ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Oil Painting, 2004
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; The Perfection Of Form, 2010, Original Artistic Book, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Many of the artist s paintings appear in this 80 p. book as well as list of exhibits, photos of artist s studio, biography, bibliography, theoretical bases. . Published by Blurb. com. included in Sale of illustrated artwork. ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Artistic Book, 2010
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Calabacita, 2005, Original Book, 60 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 The fascinating tropical gourd plant, momordica charantia grows in my garden, at maturity it drops poisonous, bright seeds through a flap in its horny hide.  Through careful observation, photographs and sketches, I tried to figure out how the brilliant seeds were produced.  With the flap down I ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original , 2005
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Barnum Bailey Circus 2, 2003, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is the 2nd half of the diptych that I describe in the first panel.  The two are identical- - one is turned upside down.  The composition is based on the fascinating tropical gourd plant momordica charantia , growing in my garden.  During the four months I worked on ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Oil Painting, 2003
48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Barnum Bailey Circus, 2003, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is one panel of a diptych, it and the following painting fit together at the center, each 48W X 60H.  The two paintings are identical- - one is turned upside down.The source of the imagery is a tropical gourd plant momordica charantia commonly exterminated in Southwest ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Oil Painting, 2003
48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
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Artist Statement

WELCOME if you love art, you will love my website. I work in all media and create works of art in a distinct series of related by style and iconography. Underpinning all of my work is drawing--it all starts with the pencil. Even ideas for photographs and digital prints are sketched out. Each series stands by itself Wash Drawings, Botanical Forms, Digital Prints, Photographs, Miniatures.

As for my focus on botanical forms in Southwest Florida, these are wonders that compel fascination. I admit to careful study of botanical sources but l am not a Botanist--Botany is a science. Rather, I choose a subject, make drawings, take photographs and observe its response to i environment, placement, water, light, soil. Some plants are unlucky, others, breathe great growth into their lives by an accident of Nature.

When I select a subject, I re-compose its attributes in a way harmonious, even surprising, to the viewer. This is in the way of following a logical perfection of the components in relation to each other and the viewer. Most of my work does not represent quiet scenes, they demand viewer participation. I do this by way of shapes, placement, color and a variety of techniques. For example, by using shallow planes, I frequently push subjects into the viewers space. My abstractions from realistic subjects can also be highly stylized to give a certain effect.
Once a form enters the composition I seek a harmonious, almost inevitable development of the interrelationships of the pieces. The viewer cannot see one part without viewing the whole. This my search formal perfection. The visual interpretation of these forms throughout the composition--they tumble, are juxtaposed, overwhelm--is intended to lead to a new understanding, appreciation for the subject.

Many of the botanical sources are anthropomorphized which is why many of my Collectors develop a relationship with a painting--its friendly, amusing, interesting and strikes a certain emotional chord as it changes with the light. You look forward to seeing the composition, love it, depend on it and eventually will hear the sounds of the rhythms, the humming and sometimes the music. The painting should talk to you in a metaphysical way that is pleasing.

The drawings of the Pitch Apple Tree show a mystification with the unorthodox growth of this non-aggressive specimen.

The miniatures are private, personal this is a view of the subject that no one else has seen. It is a special detail or angle of a subject that speaks to you in quiet moments.

The digital prints were published in a book Digital Prints Intimate Whispers, Blurb.com, 2009, 78pp, which included images on canvas and paper. Sources were floral and botanical subjects organized in chapters on A. Royal Collection B. Dew Drop Collection
c. Cinderella Collection and the D. Purple Passion. Collection. All are beautifully framed.

The bird photographs have been held up by the editing of a book entitled Some Wading Birds in Southwest Florida. Coming soon

Also. Look Out for the new series of Pencils


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