About Heather Bailey

Heather's artwork is a reflection of the beauty that surrounds her. Having lived in various parts of Africa and now in the UK, her work is inspired by the natural surroundings of the places she has called home.

Born and raised in South Africa, Heather draws inspiration from the vast open sky, warm sun, rolling hills, red dust, and thunderstorms, which create a unique palette of colors and textures. Memories of the sea, sand, surfing, and carefree life on the Natal South Coast, and the winelands of Cape Town with its fruit, farmlands, and Table Mountain, are all evident in Heather's work.

Having moved with her family to Pretoria, Heather discovered a new palette of colors and textures. She began to enjoy the smell and taste of rain, which arrives like clockwork every day in the summer, and the thrill of seeing wild animals beyond the big five. The Magaliesberg mountain range offered a new landscape to explore, which has also influenced Heather's work.

Now residing in Hampshire in the UK, Heather finds inspiration in the historic homes, fields, hedgerows, and villages. Though it took a while to appreciate, Heather has come to see the English weather's unique charm, with its subdued light, subtle greys, and vibrant wildflowers in spring, which is evident in her artwork.

Heather studied Fashion Design and Art in Pretoria, South Africa, but has been painting and creating art since she was in junior school. She works with acrylics and oils on canvas and becomes deeply immersed in the process, pouring her soul into her work. With large brush strokes, paint dribbles, flows, and varnish, Heather aims to create interest in color and texture that communicates the landscape she sees.

In summary, Heather's work is a reflection of the natural beauty that surrounds her. From the vibrant colors of Africa to the subdued light of the UK, her artwork is an expression of her experiences and emotions.