Whitney Wood Bailey

It is always fun to come across a new artist that you fall in love with! I first saw Whitney Wood Bailey’s art a few weeks ago and have not stopped thinking about it. Her work is a beautiful balance of fluid, organic shapes with controlled manifold ticking marks. I had a hard time narrowing it down to a few pieces to post, but you can see more on www.whitneywoodbailey.com. I personally love her works on paper, but my husband Michael likes the large-scale canvases.

Here’s a little about Whitney:
She received a BFA in Painting from Auburn University in 2005. While earning her undergraduate degree, Whitney studied with the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy. Following graduation from Auburn, she studied with Rhode Island School of Design in Pont-Aven, France. Moving back to the states, she interned with Paul Kasmin Gallery and studied under painter Larry Poons in New York City. In 2008, Whitney received her MFA in painting at Savannah College of Art and Design. Whitney states, “Using both organic and highly controlled painting techniques, the resulting composition is a compromise between excess and restraint, impulse and logic.”

Whitney’s studio, available by appointment only, is located in the L2 studio at the TULA Art Center. You can also see select pieces at TEW Galleries, Hotel Palomar and the Rymer Gallery in Nashville.