Nancy BAILEY

1913—

In the collection of Penryn Town Council and Museum is a panoramic painting by this artist, entitled Penryn and the Carrick Roads (oil on canvas). Another of her paintings, Porthgwarra, is in the collection of the Cornish Studies Library, Redruth.

Bailey was born in England, but lived for many years in Galway, Ireland and in several other locations in that country, before returning to England in 1963, working and showing in Cornwall.

'She has since earned a serious reputation for her rugged palette knife paintings, particularly of Cornwall. She is much acclaimed for her interpretations of the Cornish Coastline and river studies, capturing the endless variations of light, weather, tides and seasons of the year....Her latest exhibition of new work opened in May 2003 in St. Agnes, Cornwall just before the 90th birthday.' [Kenny Gallery, Ireland bio]