About

Greetings. I'm a Washington, DC area based artist, graphic designer and web designer offering original art, art prints, T-shirts, mugs, totes & more for sale in my online shop. I have some fine art items that I sell directly in retail stores and local art markets. I'm inspired by my community, the people and places--and also nature. I paint what's around me and what I love, finding both beauty and humor in my surroundings. I work with intense focus and attention to detail, spending 20 or more hours on a painting or illustration.

For most of my paintings, I'll create a collage from photos and sketches in order to visualize what I want my final painting to look like. After selecting a cigar box, art board or canvas, I use a single color—usually burnt umber—for the under painting, adding many more layers of paint until it is finished. With each painting, I learn something new about brushes, color, technique and canvas choice. I've also learned that if my easel is left unattended for even a minute, one of our adorable cats will inevitably start knocking brushes around or step on the paint palette, leaving cute little paw prints all over everything.

How to purchase original paintings, prints, and fine art gifts

If you see an original art work on this site and you'd like more information, please feel free to contact me. I usually include information about where my original works can be seen if they are in an art show or gallery. I make my matted prints and greeting cards in my home studio. It is possible to arrange to see them in person and to purchase if you like-- or I may be able to deliver--just ask! For my other art gifts, they can be purchased on my website and then they are printed and shipped directly from the vendor to you or anyone anywhere else in the country. The Calendar/Where to Find page has a comprehensive listing of retail stores, restaurants, exhibits/galleries, artisan craft shows, etc.

About Michelle Bailey Fine Art

Michelle Bailey Fine Art is a part of Michelle Bailey Creative LLC which includes graphic and website design, e-commerce, and social media services. To learn more please visit michellebaileycreative.com.

Thank you for stopping by!


This animation shows the progression of the painting.
This animation shows the progression of the painting.

Cats Love Art - Bees & Blossoms by Michelle Bailey

One of my cats loves to paint!

One of my cats was my "Motor Cat" Tribute model.

Mouse a.k.a. Motor Cat looking meowvelous!

3 comments

Live your pictures, Michelle.

Oops
I meant LOVE your pictures!

Thank you!

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