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



Original Artworks (17)

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 cat  actual model  Prettiboy  represents all the pets that perished in Hurricane Katrina because pets were denied evacuation. Katrina passed my studio in Estero, Florida on August 25, 2005 and proceeded to New Orleans, Louisiana, ...
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 a  Croton Rose  to attract the  bee.  By placing the bee at the focal of ...
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 yellow sepal and a blue flower protruding from the sepals. In my interpretation, I show the  blue flower  a little ...
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 paintingfit 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 Florida.  ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Oil Painting, 2003
48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Pitch Apple Tree Detail 2, 2014, Original Watercolor, 9 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  The Pitch Apple Tree Clusia rosea is a striking tropical specimen with aerial, body and ground roots.  Detail 2 shows a complex formation inside the tree ID601666.  It is usually found at the point where major branches intersect.  This formation is a plaque pushed up from the ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Watercolor, 2014
9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Pitch Apple Detail 1, 2015, Original Watercolor, 9 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 The Pitch Apple Tree Clusia rosea is a striking tropical specimen with aerial, body and ground roots. Detail 1 shows a complex formation inside the tree ID601666. It is usually found at the point where major branches intersect. The panoplay consists of tangled aerial roots writhing in ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Watercolor, 2015
9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Pitch Apple Tree Preparat..., 2014, Original Drawing Other, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  The Pitch Apple Tree Clusia rosea is a striking tropical specimen with aerial, body and ground roots. This is the 5th study for the oil painting of the Pitch Apple Tree ID 601666. Study5 is a volumetric analysis of the heaviest parts of the Form contrasted with ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Other Drawing, 2014
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Pitch Apple Tree Preparat..., 2014, Original Mixed Media, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 The Pitch Apple Tree Clusia rosea is a striking tropical specimen with aerial, body and ground roots. This is the 4thstudy for the oil painting of the Pitch Apple Tree ID 601666. Study 4 is a chiarscuro interpretation of the light and dark areas of the tree. ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Mixed Media, 2014
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Pitch Apple Tree Preparat..., 2014, Original Drawing Pencil, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  The Pitch Apple Tree ( Clusia rosea) is a striking tropical specimen with aerial, body and ground roots. This is the third study for the oil painting of the Pitch Apple Tree ID 601666. Study 3 is an Energy Drawing of the lower part of the tree. I ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Pencil Drawing, 2014
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Pitch Apple Tree Preparat..., 2014, Original Drawing Pencil, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 The Pitch Apple Tree ( Clusia rosea) is a striking tropical specimen with aerial, body and ground roots. This is the second study for the oil painting of the Pitch Apple Tree ( ID 601666) . Study 2 and Study 3 are Energy Drawings of the upper and lowers parts ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Pencil Drawing, 2014
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Pitch Apple Tree Preparat..., 1914, Original Watercolor, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  The Pitch Apple Tree( Clusia rosea) is a striking tropical specimen with aerial, body and ground roots. Study 1 is free with the oil painting ( Pitch Apple Tree ID 601666) . The purpose of this study was to get a general picture of the interaction of limbs and ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Watercolor, 1914
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Joyce Waddell Bailey; Pitch Apple Tree Series , 2015, Original Mixed Media, 15 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241  The Pitch Apple Tree Clusia rosea is a striking tropical specimen with aerial, body and ground roots.  Often compared to the Banyan Tree, which covers close- by forms with invasive roots, in Florida USA the Pitch Apple is not invasive.  This painting shows the remarkable contrast of ...
Joyce Waddell Bailey
Original Mixed Media, 2015
15 x 11 inches (38.1 x 27.9 cm)
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Artist Statement

I am updating the website to include as much current and past work thatI haveavailable. Please note, that even though a painting may be 10 years old,it looks the same as when I painted it. Thats because of the excellent substrates, preparation and pigment I use. I expect my oil paintings to last at least 100 years.

By way of introducing my work it is not decorative. My goal is to engage the viewer in the life of the work through all the means available to me in a particular medium. I appreciate the refined sensibility of collectors. For example, the collectors who later acquired Midnight Masquerade 60 W X 48H returned the painting after hanging it in their open dining room for a while because it had taken over their house. Two weeks later they asked me to return the painting to them because they missed it....