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,, 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

Artist Exhibitions

2021 Off the Wall, Group Exhibition,Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers, FL. Ti Bloom II, WC.
2020 Gravity Group Exhibition, Alliance for the Arts, Ft, Myers, FL. Tuscan iPods, OC.
2011-2012 Special Recognition award, Big Blue, canvas photograph, Upstream People Gallery, Dec. 2011-Nov. 30, 2012, 9th Annual Color BoldSubtle, Juried Online
International Art Exhibition.
2009 Neptunes Fury, an abstract oil painting from the
Hurricane Katrina Series, was selected for exhibit at
the FYR Arte Contemporanea, Florence, It., Sept.4-30.
Catalog available.
2009 Florida West Arts, Artescape I, Artescape II, Artescape
III, International Design Center, Estero, FL, Mar., Apr.,
May. 6 oil paintings
2009 Florida West Arts, International Design Center, Estero,
FL., Feb.
2008-9Florida Artists Registry, The Gallery at Avalon Island,
Dec.-Jan., Orlando, FL. Award Katrina Series
2008 Intimate Whispers, Solo-Show of four new Limited Edition
Collections of Original Digital Prints at the Botero Galleries,
in Naples, FL, Apr. 10-30 accompanied by book signed of the
artists book entitled Original Giclee Prints Intimate
Whispers. 78 pp., 50+ ils. Published by J. Bailey Studio using
the layouts. Available from J. Bailey Studio or All of the new images are shown in the book.

2006 Best of Florida Artists Registry, City Arts Factory, Oct.
20 - Nov. 10, Orlando, FL.

2006 Paintings inspired by the Peten Rain Forest, Botero
Galleries, Inc., Naples, FL. Sep. - Oct., Greensleeves, OC,
60 H X 48 W Jack in the Beanstalk, OC, 60 H X 48 W,
Contact Kathy Botero, Dir., 239-596-4644 for more infor-
ation and free trial in Naples-Ft. Myers, FL area.

2006 Featured Artist-Florida Artists Registry, Aug. 28-Sept. 2.
Online Gallery Premium Artists

2006 Chelsea Global Showcase Competition 2006, Amsterdam Whitney
Gallery, Chelsea, 511 West 25th St., NYC, NY 1001,212-255-9050,
August 4-25. Avant Garden, 4 H X 5W, OC on

2006 Women in the Arts 2006, Joint Exhibition, City of Doral,
FL. and Museum of the Americas, Reception, Apr. 10.

2006 Solo Show Aerated Abstractions, Kennedy Studio Botero
Galleries, Inc. Feb. 2 - Mar. 2, Marco Island, FL.

2006 Parallels 2006 - Journeys, Group Show, Artful Gardens
Gallery for New York Times Arts Leisure Weekend, Jan. 6-
Jan. 20, Zephyrhills, FL. Rouge et Noir, Merengue{Award

2005-6 Group Show, Small Works, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Orlando,
FL, Nov. 25-Jan. 5, 2006. Woodwinds, Mars Launch and Tea Time
Grand Opening, December 8, 2005.

2005 Naples Scene Estero Artist..., The News-Press, Sep. 15, 2005. ils. Blast Off and Moon Glow

2005 Group Show, Featured Artists, Mountain Shadow Gallery, Tucson,AZ

2005 Group Show, Speaking Out, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers,
2005 Sm...ART Move, by Quentin Roux in Marco Island Eagle, Cover il., il., p. 1C, il. p. 10C. Review of Group Show.

2005 Group Show, Kennedy Studios, Jun-Jul, Marco Island, FL. four oil paintings

2005 NAPLES SCENE On Display, Botero Galleries Frame Shop-Mini show of six oil paintings. Bailey is also showing twenty of her oil paintings at her studio. The News-Press, Mar. 10, 2005.

2005 Group Exhibition, 2005 National Art Show I, Guests Gallery Online Gallery.

2005 Juried Selection, Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art Biennale Internazionale dellArte Contemporanea, Florence,Italy
December 2005.

2005 Juried Selection, Galerie Gora, Art Contemporain, Montreal, QC, Canada, 2005.

2005Women in the Arts 2005, Museum of the Americas, Miami, FL. Catalog, il. AWARD Honorable Mention by Independent Juror Online exhibition in Artists Registry for 6

2005 Juried Selection, International Art Exhibition, Emotions in Motion, Estense Castle, Ferrara, Italy March,2005

2004-2005 Featured Artist online Absolutearts, Premiere Portfolio - Juried 71204, 91104, 100804, 121204, 122704, 31505, 40905, 41305.

2004 Juried Selection, Skylight Gallery Opening, Dalles, Oregon December, 2004.

2004- ART ON VIEW non-profit org. for promotion of selected juriedartists online, based in San Francisco, CA continuous exhibition and promotion of Baileys work incl. biography statement.

2004Group Show, Church Street Gallery of Contemporary Art Orlando, Florida.

2004 Latin American Art Museum Women in Arts 2004 Miami, Florida. Catalog, il.

2004 Serious Studios Miami, Florida Design District,Brochure, ils.

2004 Guests Gallery-Point 2004 awarded Best in Show On-line juried show.

2004-2005 Solo Exhibition, South by Southwest, at Guests Gallery, September 1,2004 through August 31, 2005.

2003 Art League of Bonita Springs 1st Juried Show, Bonita Springs, Florida.

2002-2004 - Three Studio Exhibits, Estero, Florida. Brochures, ils.
moved studio from Arizona to Florida 2002

2002 Fall Exhibition, Arts Council of Southwest Florida, Ft. Myers, Florida.

1999 Alumni Exhibition, McDonough Museum, Youngstown University, Youngstown, Ohio. Catalog.

1999 Cactus Shadows Exhibition, Center for the Arts, Cave Creek, Arizona.

1998 Hidden in the Hills, Sonoran Art League, Three-Day exhibition,
studio visits, plein air demonstration by BaileySahuaro at Skull Mesa.

1996-1997 3 Studio Exhibits Pinetop and Scottsdale, Arizona.



Artist Publications

[2008]"Florida International Magazine, Artists Showcase 2008,"
by Caroline Flitter, Florida International Magazine,
Nov., pp. 55, 65. il. Howling Dog

[2008]"Joyce Waddell Bailey Helps Digital Prints Come into
Their Own," by J. Sanders Eaton, Gallery & Studio Magazine,
Sep.-Oct, p. 32. il. Howling Dog.

[2008]Who's Who in World Art, Art Domain Gallery, Leipzig,
Germany. il. Rouge et Noir

[2007]"Joyce Waddell Bailey's Organic Inspiration," by Ed
McCormack, Gallery & Studio Magazine, Apr.-May,
p.25. il.

[2006]"Annual Directory," New York Arts Magazine, Fall,
il. Eternidad.

[2006]"Estero Artist's Work Lands in Big Apple," Gulf Coasting,
The News-Press, by Charles Runnells, Aug. 16, pp.1-4, il.
Barnum & Bailey [Circus].

[2006]"Creative Block," by Jamie Henline, Bonita Daily News, Special
Report: Art Scene, Aug. 7, pp. 1-A, 7-A, il.[Online Naples

[2006]"Estero painter's artwork chosen for N.Y. show," The News-
Press, Gulf Coasting South, Aug. 2, pp.1-3, il. [Avant Garden]

[2006] Artists Directory, ARTnews, Mar., p. 150, il. "Woodwinds."

[2006] "Just Because..." by Erin Rabon, Bonita Living Magazine,
Jan., p.102, il., description "Blast Off."

[2005] Artists Directory, ARTnews, Dec., p. 162, il. "Rouge et Noir."

[2005] Finalist, "Individual Artist Fellowship 2006," Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

[2005] "ALL ABOUT ART 2005," IL. Barnum & Bailey, p. 72, "STATE OF
THE ART," p.87, Joyce Waddell Bailey, p. 87, il. [Barnum and
Bailey, by Shawn Bean, Florida International Magazine, Oct.

[2005] "Naples Scene: Estero Artist...," The News-Press,Sep. 8, 2005
p. 5, Blast Off and Moon Glow, ills.

[2005] "Sm...ART Move," by Quentin Roux in Marco Island Eagle,
Cover il., p. 1C, il. p. 10C. Review of Group Show.

"Just Because..." by Erin Rabon, "Jack in the Beanstalk," [Descritpion] Bonita Living magazine, summer, 2005, il.

"NAPLES SCENE: On Display," Botero Galleries [Frame Shop]-Mini show of six oil paintings. Bailey is also showing twenty of her oil paintings at her studio. News-Press, Mar. 10, 2005.

"We have been attracted by your vibrant and powerful paintings like
"Paradiso," "Glorioso," "Carnivale," and "Pistons." Artistic Committee, Estense Castle, Ferrara, Italy. 2005 [Jury for "Emotions in Motion Exhibit"]

[On Bailey's Distinctive Approach]
"I really like her work a lot...her style is very unique and the colors...vibrant...she has a special spin." Kathy Botero, Director;
Botero Gallery (Naples, Florida) in the Tropicalia Magazine, The
News-Press, "Brush with Nature," February 1, 2004, center-fold.

"Plenty of artists in Southwest Florida paint botanicals. But what Bailey does with the subjects is unique." M. Wozniak, Art Reporter,
The News-Press in the above article. In the same article she dubs Bailey a "POW Artist" because of her selection of subject and techniques. [2004]

[On Bailey's Studio Exhibits]
"Thank you for generously opening your home and studio...we...were
so inspired to see your work and vision...It's exciting work!"
Letter dated March 2, 2004, from Peggy Haug (the late Charles
Burchfield's granddaughter).

[On Bailey's Oil Paintings]
"After looking at a Joyce W. Bailey painting, no one will ever look at a Florida bromeliad or an orchid the same way again."
M. Wozniak,Art Reporter,The News Press (Ft. Myers, Fl.) in "Nature of Beauty," October 4, 2003, page 1.

[On Bailey's Macro-Photography]
"I'm really thrilled for her...the images take on a whole different personality...The images and shapes are just phenomenal." Susan
Bridges, Executive Director, Art League of Bonita Springs (Florida)in
the above article, "ARTIST: Ohio Native finds Southwest Florida colors
Amazing." The News-Press (Ft. Myers, Fl.), p.2. [2003]

[On Bailey's Oil Paintings]
"We are so impressed with Joyce's ability to create luminosity; the
painting comes to life in all kinds of light. We can't take our eyes off of it." Mr. & Mrs. Tony & Hilda O'Riordon, Art Collectors, Co.
Dublin, Ireland.


Artist Collections

Botero Galleries, Inc., Naples, Marco Island, Florida

Jerry & Dusti Beaubien, Birmingham, Alabama

Museum of the Americas, Miami, Florida

Carol and David Nevins, Port Matilda, Pennsylvania

Robert Berney Miami,Florida

Hilda and Anthony O'Riordan, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Kimberly Keiser, Atlanta, Georgia

Berney-Bailey Collection, Estero, Florida

Anthony and Vida Vrckovnik,Toronto, Canada

Sandra Borrow, Alpharetta, Georgia

West Bay Club (Lehman Brothers & Indian Hill Partners), Estero,

Dr. Philip Weisinger, New Haven, Connecticut

Mr.and Mrs Jerry Beaubien, Birmingham, Alabama

Charlotte Bonderude, Cave Creek, Arizona

Sharon Bailey, Ft. Wayne, Indiana

State of Connecticut, Child Welfare Division

Dr. Fred and Sannie Ziegler

Renaissance Vinoy Hotel, St. Petersburg, Florida...

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