Size: 40"W x 30"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
This is a really fun piece that started off being called Saturday in the Park, but as I continued to work on it, I added fabric, painted fabric, added more texture and put a high gloss texture top surface on it. In the scraps of fabric that I purchased from The Scrap Exchange in Durham NC, there was this little scrap that looked just like a fish - and only one. I placed the fabric fish on the canvas and at that point, new the work was complete.
I created the beginnings of this piece years ago, but totally changed it and turned it into this fun, life-loving piece of art just recently. Having come through some recent life storms, I am emerging as a much stronger and a much more visually expressive artist.
My inspiration in creating this piece comes from that feeling of wanting to have fun, wanting to be where it feels like you're on vacation, and wanting to explode with high energy. Yes, it started out as Saturday in the Park, but is now a very busy, active place of fun with one fish outa water.
Linda Bailey is a Durham, NC self-taught artist best known for her large-size original abstract and contemporary paintings. Her paintings are categorized on her website in these styles: Textural and Pure Abstracts, Fluid and Flow, Landscapes, Seascapes, and Florals. Linda has donated art work to raise money for a Children’s Home in Oxford, NC, and for Freedom Global, an organization that creates sustainable solutions to alleviating poverty. Linda's art is also featured in the Corporate World – Washington, DC; Bel Air, MD; Baton Rouge, LA; and Morrisville, NC, but most of her work is enjoyed in the homes of her art collectors. 2008 River Road Art Show - Baton Rouge LA 2013 Scapes Juried Show - Durham NC 2013 New Perspectives of the Unordinary - Durham NC 2014 & 2015 20th Annual Sweet Arts Auction &Fundraiser - Durham NC 2015 Exhibit at Truly Free Restaurant - Baton Rouge 2016 Swing Into Spring - Auction & Fundraiser - Durham NC 2016 Member Showcase Durham Art Guild - Durham NC 2017 Swing Into Spring - Auction & Fundraiser - Durham NC 2017 Member Showcase Durham Art Guild - Durham NC