Jay Bailey’s paintings are figurative combinations of line drawings and watercolor stains. His figures balance between quick gesture, rendered realism, and abstract mark making with much of his work’s imagery coming from his personal experience.
He has shown work in group and solo shows in the United States, Canada and Australia. He taught general and advanced drawing, figure drawing, painting, water media, and digital photography at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Born in Reno, Nevada, Jay earned his BA in Fine Art from the University of Nevada in Reno, undertook post-baccalaureate studies at the San Francisco Art Institute and has his MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He currently lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and daughter.