After studying at Manchester Polytechnic where she gained a BA in 1975 and MA in 1976, Caroline Bailey taught part-time until the 1980s when she started to paint on a full-time basis.
Caroline has had major solo exhibitions in London, Chester, Dublin, Manchester and many solo exhibitions here in Broadway. Selected group exhibitions include the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Royal Watercolour Society, the Royal Glasgow Institute and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours to which she was elected member in 1998.
Awards include the N.S. Macfarlane Charitable Trust Award at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1999, the Glasgow Arts Club Fellowship at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours 1999, and the Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours 2001. Her work is in the collections of the Irish Management Institute, Maclay Murray & Spens, Edinburgh Fund Managers, Callscan Ltd, and NYAS.
Her paintings are inspired by landscape, sea and still life. "My work is inspired by a love of land and sea and the footprints of human activity found where they meet. Although descriptive of the places I like, my paintings are not documentary but rather concerned with shape, colour and layering of textures. I hope to express something of the feel and atmosphere that I experience there. The painting, once begun, determines its own direction and its own conclusion." CB