Bel Bailey


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Willowbank Foxholes Hill Exmouth EX8 2DF
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Park in Foxholes Car Park. First house on the right as you go up Foxholes Hill. Be aware we have some cobbled paving.
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I am fulfilling a long held ambition to devote my time to developing my art ever since retiring from General Practice. I have been self taught until a few years ago when I attended my first short course at Newlyn School of Art. I have been on several courses since then and have enjoyed using mixed and various different media since. I particularly enjoy oils for their luminance and endless possibilities for layering and glazing, but have also enjoyed spending time developing a mixed media approach with watercolours, using white gouache in some and finishing them with Dorland's Wax for a lustrous sheen. My paintings are mostly of seascapes and coastal landscapes, as well as of birds and marine wildlife. I live by the sea in Exmouth and have always had a deep connection with the ocean through years of escaping onto the water in my downtime, on any board or boat, as well as enjoying the invigoration that year-round sea swimming provides. I paint mostly in the studio, using reference photographs I have taken whilst out on the cliff paths with our dog, or whilst out sailing. I do also enjoy Plein Air painting, finding the different challenges of capturing changing light and atmosphere very freeing.
Being lucky enough to live and work by the sea, my work is inspired by my deep connection to the ever changing shapes and moods of the coast and sky, as seasons and weather move on by. I paint many local scenes, as well as scenes sparking my imagination whilst playing on the water in the wider South West and Celtic Seas. I enjoy mixed and individual media.


Walk just a short way up Foxholes Hill from the Foxholes Car Park, the Coast Path or parking in Maer Road. We are the first house on the right. The entrance to the audio is through the garden gates which will be clearly signposted.
Foxholes Car Park 75m away. Maer Road or Seafront parking 200m away.
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