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Art Hop Takoma 2016

I’m excited to be accepted to participate in Art Hop Takoma again this year. I’ll be at Roscoe’s Pizzeria along with Jennifer Dreyfus and Marcelle Fozard. Our reception is planned for Saturday, April 9, from 3-5pm.

Art Hop’s opening party is Friday April 8. Learn more about the amazing artists and the events planned at the Art Hop web site. It’s shaping up to be a great weekend. Hope to see you there!

~ Michelle

Michelle Bailey Paintings at RoscoesArtHop2016Ad

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Exhibit Detail: Rusted Beauty

“Rusted Beauty” 2009
ipod touch brushes
On exhibit and for sale at Artomatic through Dec. 12, 2015.

I first learned of the brushes app when artist Jorge Colombo used it to paint this New Yorker cover. You can watch a video playback of my ipod touch brushes painting here.

Rusted Beauty Ipod Touch Painting by Michelle Bailey

Rusted Beauty ipod touch brushes digital painting 2009 by Michelle Bailey reference photo by Rob Fahey – creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

Pibroch Rusted Beauty ipod touch brushes app painting in progress

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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.

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.

Link to WaPo 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.

90s Motor Cat T-Shirt

Photo of Motor Cat T-Shirt from the 90s.

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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Farmer Jerry is Retiring This Sunday

I just found out that this Sunday will be his last day at the market. My portrait painting of him will be a part of Art Hop at Roscoe’s this weekend.

Portrait of Farmer Jerry

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