My professional name is bailey jack. I spell it all lower case. I loved e.e. cummings’ signature and I developed my signature the same way. I was born and raised in Atlanta. I am a Southerner that does not drink sweet tea but have fond memories of a good inch of white sugar in the bottom of my tea glass as a child on hot and humid summer days.
When using the left side of my brain I actually had a good corporate career. Paychecks and raises and all that goodness was necessary in my younger life. Becoming my own boss and having my own business was never a plan nor a thought. After meeting a Life Coach I became open to the idea that it was time to get real about living a life; not earning a living. Can’t say I’ve done everything successfully but I can say I’ve learned and earned the right to state that I am a grateful artist. You cannot imagine what it does to me when one of my paintings sell and goes into someone’s home – into someone’s life—into the hearts of total strangers. It’s a pleasure to witness this appreciation.
As a self taught artist my style isn’t easily detected. I only paint what I have a passion about or an interest in and then I’ll research a bit and when I’m into creating it I do not think about sales or success or money. I enjoy feeling a bit uncomfortable as I begin a new subject matter. The unease settles me into focusing on the painting. My influences are/were Peter Max, Bonnard, Van Gogh, Sergey Cherep, Monet, Theresa Disney, Penley , Nicole Brink and Gauguin.