ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bailey Ferguson creates paintings that tell a story of time and place. Her fine art practice dances between representational and abstract to create an aesthetic conversation about events occurring in her environment. With palette knives, spray bottles and repurposed tools, Ferguson’s inter-temporal paintings are a layering process, balancing spontaneity and deliberate intent.
The Nebraska-born artist and designer lives and works on Hawai’i Island, where she investigates the subtleties of color in nature - her greatest inspiration. While surfing, diving, sky-gazing and dodging volcanic eruptions, Bailey studies the environment to inspire her work. In the past years the elements of fire (2018 Kilauea eruption) and water (surfing, ocean conservation) have influenced the work resulting in the new abstract painting series: DISPLACED, Wipeout, and Rainforest of the Sea.