Acrylic on paper, 36 x 56 cm
DWANE BAILEY, is a self-taught surrealist artist. He was born in a little district known as Diamond In River in the parish of Clarendon where he received his higher education at Clarendon College. He was so attracted to art from a tender age, for at age nine he made replicas of Mack, trucks and at fifteen he made a miniature of a guest house.
Bailey exhibited his works at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) visual art competition and exhibitions. Over the years Bailey has won several JCDC awards including the exhibition honors, gold, silver, bronze, and the second-place jury voters prize. He also exhibited his artworks at the National Gallery of Jamaica in 2012, and the Jamaica Conference Center between 2015 to 2018. Bailey’s work can be seen at Grosvenor gallery, Saba gallery, and Amaicraft in Jamaica.
Dwane Bailey has over 600 artworks based on music. Inspired by his West African ancestry, as well as western popular music from the 1930s and 40s, this collection of artworks. ‘I love music, it’s my energy to start work each day. I listen to the beat of the music and paint that beat guides what I create on canvas.’