Tom Bailey describes his painting style as “inadvertently impressionistic.” He strives to create paintings which evoke a particular emotion or perhaps rekindle a pleasant memory. As he says,” All of my paintings start at places I’ve actually been. Where they take me from there, however – or where I take them – is always an unplanned adventure.”
Tom is a full-time artist with a studio in Amesbury, MA. He also volunteers as a professional Firefighter and licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He is a Registered Maine Guide and Wilderness EMT.
Bailey grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Dartmouth College. Tom and his family divide their home between a small town north of Boston, MA and an even smaller town south of Keene, NH.
Art Education: Tom is committed to constant learning and always improving his art.
He has been fortunate to study on multiple occasions directly with:
Richard McKinley, Frank Federico and Albert Handell, all PSA Hall of Fame Master Pastelists
Donald Jurney and Daniel Edmonson, OPA
Art Organizations: Signature Artist: Pastel Society of America / Connecticut Pastel Society / Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod
Juried Artist: North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, MA
Juried Artist Member: Cape Cod Art Association / New Hampshire Arts Association
Juried “Russell Gallery” Artist: Plymouth Guild of Artists
Publications: The Pastel Journal Magazine: September / October 2017
Northlight Books: “Pure Color: The Best of Pastel” (book)