Save the date for art! Brookside Gardens: Flora and Fauna Exploring the World of Plants and Animals

I'm participating in a group art show at Brookside Gardens in May. Please save the date.

Show: May 15 - June 12
Meet the Artists: May 17, 4:00 - 7:00pm

Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD

3 of my garden prints will be for sale at Brookside Gardens gift shop durring the show.

My entry for the show at Brookside Gardens will be hanging on the wall display.

Sunflower Cigar Box No. 2. by Michelle Bailey. Watercolor and mixed media. UV varnish. Optional hanging wire for wall display.
This watercolor was painted using Daniel Smith iridescent gold watercolor ground and has a shimmering effect in certain lighting.
Matted giclée prints available at show and online.

About this show:  Our annual exhibition at Brookside Gardens is a mid-sized art show using the full gallery space within the visitors center. The show is a wonderful opportunity for MAA artists to display their botanical works -- flowers, plants, butterflies, landscape paintings from the gardens. There will be wall art and 3D artworks in the display cases. Many of the artists will have giclée prints of their works available for sale in the gift shop.

I'm a new member of the Montgomery Art Association and happy to have my cigar box painting of a beautiful sunflower included in the hanging wall art display in this art show.  Matted giclée prints of my sunflower painting and other works will be available for purchase in the Brookside Gardens gift shop--and my online gift shop. I will be attending the meet the artist event on May 17th and hope to see you there! Over 70 MAA artists are participating. I've seen this show many times over the years and have always been amazed by the art.

Sales during the show support Brookside Gardens and local artists--Thank you!

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Framed and Ready for Art Hop

“Blue House – Takoma Park” $250

Acrylic 10x10x1.5″ canvas with a black custom floater frame. Another cool, old Takoma Park House.





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“Sunset Kitty”

acrylic on canvas 8×10 in

Nothing like being snowed in to get some painting done! I put the finishing touches on this painting of a kitty basking in the last rays of a fall day. A great way to stay warm and cozy in between bouts of playing in the snow.

Here is the final (or at least close to final- sometimes I can’t decide 🙂

MBailey Sunset Kitty pip03

Here are some progress photos.

MBailey Sunset Kitty in progress

Michelle Bailey Sunset Kitty

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Channeling Motor Cat – Painting in Progress

Update: The original painting has sold. Prints and T-shirts featuring this painting have been added to the gift shop.

About this painting: A motorcycle riding cat?! If you lived in the Takoma Park/DC area in the 90s, you likely caught a glimpse of “Motor Cat,” a cool kitty happily riding on a motorcycle with her human and sporting an adorable little helmet. I’m reliving a fond memory by creating this painting of my cat Mouse riding around Sligo Creek Parkway, channeling Motor Cat. This painting is part of my growing local series.

Update 2023: Motor Cat in the news again and a new Takoma Park restaurant--Motorkat!

Link to the 1993 Washington Post article and Chicago Tribune article

Channeling Motor Cat By Michelle Bailey

Channeling Motor Cat - Finished Painting

The finished painting is on display and for sale at Artomatic in Hyattsville, MD through December 12th. (Update: This painting has sold.)

Channeling Motor Cat - by Michelle Bailey

Painting in progress.


Motor Cat T-Shirt from the 90s. Photo by Pauline Anson-Dross.

A special thanks to Motor Cat's human, J. Catman!

Artomatic Update: Channeling Motor Cat got BRASHED at Artomatic 2016!

"The Truth About Cats (And Dogs)"

Channeling Motor Cat Brash Poetry

Channeling Motor Cat Brash Poetry

Prints and T-shirts featuring this painting have been added to the gift shop.

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Please Join Me and 3 Other Artists for “Places”, the latest gallery exhibit at the Takoma Park Community Center

Thursday, July 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Freewe are takomaPlaces, the latest gallery exhibit at the Takoma Park Community Center, features work from artists who capture the energy of everyday spaces – from Fells Point in Baltimore, to Takoma Park’s own Sligo Creek. Places’ opening reception is July 9 with featured artists Kristin Helberg, Michelle Bailey, Julius Kassovic, and Steven Robinson. The exhibit runs until September 7.Takoma Artists Photo for exhibit July2015

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The Conway – Progress Photo 2 & 3

2nd & 3rd Painting Progress Photo
I can’t decide what color to make this house but it’s fun to try out different colors and landscaping.

The Conway Progress Photo 2 - Sears Kit Houses - by Michelle Bailey
The Conway Progress Photo 2 - Sears Kit Houses - by Michelle Bailey
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