The Art of Libby Bailey
Libby Bailey is a Georgia native who has been painting her whole life. She has taught drawing and painting, and now teaches art history at Wesleyan College in Macon. She states: “My paintings reflect my love of art, architecture, history, religion and travel.” Receiving the BFA, MFA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Georgia, Libby was deeply influenced by Professors James Herbert, Alice Fischer, Joseph Berrigan, Jack Kehoe, and Andrew Ladis. Libby participated three times in the UGA Studies abroad program in Cortona, Italy and wrote her dissertation in Florence. She proclaims: “Studying art in Cortona was the turning point in my artistic life.”
Recently she began studying art in England, France, and Germany. She states: “My paintings reflect the art and culture not only of Georgia and the U.S., but also of Europe and Mexico. The result is both iconic, or symbolic, and narrative. The aesthetics are based on a strong sense of line and color.” She publishes articles on Medieval and Renaissance art history and recently co-edited a book titled Gravity in Art, published by McFarland. Her most recent exhibits include Christmas prints at the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, William Eiland, Director; Little Carnegie of the South, Macon, Louise Barfield, Founder and Director; and Wesleyan College, Macon, Ruth A. Knox, President. Libby has always benefited from the strong support of family, friends, and colleagues.