Cheryl Bailey


Cheryl Bailey

Cheryl Bailey is a Toronto-born Contemporary Landscape artist from Oakville Ontario. She is an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA). Recently one of her paintings was juried into the Government of Ontario Art Collection. Cheryl has studied with John Leonard RCA at the Etobicoke Art Group studio and at Fleming College Haliburton School of Art and Design (HSAD) since 2012.

The McMichael Canadian Collection has hosted 5 group exhibitions in which Cheryl participated. In 2019, Cheryl participated for the fifth time in the Ontario Provincial Touring Exhibition “Progressions VIII”.

A multimedia solo exhibition The Meadow Project at the Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke was cancelled due to Covid-19 three weeks before opening.

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Selected recent exhibitions include Breath.Heart.Spirit OSA 150 years at the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite at Queen’s Park, Ambient Landscapes (In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Ontario Society Of Artists) at The Art Gallery of Northumberland (2022), Conversations (In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Ontario Society Of Artists) at The Orillia Museum of Art and History (2022), 2020 TD Thor Wealth Management Juried Exhibition: Quest for the Environment (national), Artworks Oakville 22nd Open Juried Exhibition (2022), Together! An exhibition commemorating the 60th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and South Korea. Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre, Oakville, Ontario(2023), The EcoArt Exhibit 2023, Gallery 1313,

Cheryl currently serves as a Director on the board of the Ontario Society of Artists.


My paintings express a deeply rooted familial connection to the Canadian countryside. Mountains, rivers, hills, valleys, forests, farmland — I love them all!

Visual complexity is distilled into carefully choreographed simplicity. Shapes, surface textures, and a limited palette are combined with a powerful and unifying black. A poetic re-interpretation of landscape emerges in my distinctive and authentic voice.