Project Description

Caroline Bailey RSW

Sunflowers and White Lilies 30 ins x 30 ins

Sunflowers and White Lilies

30″ x 30″ mixed media

Flowers and Blue Check 28 ins x 28 ins

Flowers and Blue Check

28″ x 28″ mixed media

Dark Cyclamen 9 ins x 9 ins

Dark Cyclamen

9″ x 9″ mixed media

Houses Below The Cuillins 6 ins x 6 ins

Houses Below The Cuillins

6″ x 6″ mixed media

Harbour Boats 14 ins x 14 ins

Harbour Boats

14″ x 14″ mixed media

Lilies on Red

27.5 x 29.5 mixed media

Painting Enquiry

Born in the Seychelles in 1965 of Creole and American parentage, Harry had a wonderful childhood growing up on the island of Mahe. However, this was brought to an abrupt end when his family was forced to flee the island during the Coup d’état in 1977.

Harry is happily married to Catherine and they have two young sons. His delightful answer phone message refers to them as “my two little pieces of Heaven”. He considers himself self-taught, even though he did attend a College of Art. His then tutors asked him “to conform to the institution’s style, or leave,” so he left! He went on to carve out a highly successful career as an illustrator and graphic designer with his company ‘Tom, Dick and Harry’, working with world renowned brands including Doc Martens, Coca Cola and BAE Systems.

Harry is charming, unassuming and always striving to paint a ‘better picture than the last’. He is captivated by the drama and beauty of the atmospheric, ever-changing British sky, sea and landscape.

“My main objectives,” he says, “are to capture the atmosphere, the spirit of the place and a moment in time. It is the mood and the light which become the central theme.”

Harry’s work is in many Galleries. His work is highly collectable and his paintings hang in private and corporate collections around the world.

Harry has exhibited with the Royal Association of British Artists. We are so fortunate to have his work here at Sarah Samuels Fine Paintings in Chester.

1953 Born Chester
1970-71 Foundation Course Mid Cheshire College of Further Education
1972-75 B.A. (Hons) Printed Textiles Manchester Polytechnic
1975-76 M.A. Textile Design Manchester Polytechnic
1977-1985 Taught part time at Manchester Polytechnic and worked freelance in textiles and painting.
1986 onwards continued to paint exhibiting regularly throughout the U.K.

Major One-Person Exhibitions include:

  • The Gallery Manchester’s Art House (Manchester 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005)
  • The Gallery Anglesey’s Art House (Anglesey 2004)
  • Thompson’s The City (London 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004)
  • Walker Gallery (Harrogate 1997 to 2012)
  • Morven Gallery (Isle of Lewis 1999, 2003, 2010)
  • Thompson’s Gallery, Marylebone (London 1999, 2001, 2003, 2012)
  • Waterford Gallery (Manchester 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006)
  • Colours Gallery (Edinburgh 2001, 2007)
  • John Noott Gallery/Broadway Modern (Broadway 1995-2007)
  • Ainscough Contemporary Art (London and Dartmouth 2007, 2010)
  • Panter and Hall (London 2009)
  • Denise Yapp Contemporary Art (Monmouth 2010)

Group exhibitions include:

  • Mina Renton Gallery (London)
  • Castlegate House (Cumbria)
  • Manor House Gallery (Oxfordshire)
  • Clifton Gallery (Bristol)
  • Albany Gallery (Cardiff)
  • Yew Tree Gallery (Cornwall)
  • Denise Yapp contemporary Art (Monmouth)
  • Hunter Gallery (Suffolk)
  • Sarah Samuels Fine Paintings (Chester)

Private Collections:

  • Irish Management Institute
  • Maclay Murray and Spens
  • Edinburgh Fund Managers
  • Callscan Ltd.
  • Nynas


  • Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition -Daler Rowney Award -First Prize 1994.
  • Royal Watercolour Society Awards -The Artist Award 1997
  • Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour
  • Glasgow Arts Club Fellowship 1999 and the Scottish Arts Club Award 2001
  • Royal Scottish Academy – N.S.Macfarlane Charitable Trust Award -1999

Other Exhibitions:

  • The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour Open Exhibition in 1990, 1993 and 1995.
  • The Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition in 1992, 1994, 1995, and 1996.
  • The Royal Watercolour Society Award Exhibition in 1997.
  • The Royal Society of Marine Artists in 1994 and 1995.
  • The Royal Glasgow Institute Open Exhibition in 1994, 2007.
  • The Singer and Friedlander-Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 1995.
  • The Manchester Art Fair 1995.
  • The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water-colours Open Exhibition 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999.
  • Art ‘97, to Art 2007 Islington.
  • The Royal Scottish Academy 1999 to 2002
  • Elected to membership of The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours in November 1998.