Olivia Bailey. I started painting in oils in 2003 - then changed to watercolour in 2005 when I saw another artist using that medium. I was fascinated! 

I like to paint with energy and enthusiasm. Some of my favourite subjects are water and boats – also people on the beach enjoying themselves - happy paintings!

I am an active member of the Watercolour Society of Queensland.

AWARDS

2007 –successful solo exhibition at the Graceville Gallery.
2007 –1ST prize - ‘Traditional Watercolour  Painting’  RNA Queensland show (Ekka)
(The winning painting has been used for the cover of a book on the history of the Ekka called “Showtime”)
2009 – Highly Commended at Watercolour Society of Queensland Annual Exhibition
2011 – Successful solo exhibition at Boonah Regional Art Gallery.
2011 - 1st place Samford Show
2011 – 3rd place Samford Show
2011 – Special Mention at Watercolour Society of Queensland Annual Exhibition
2012 –2nd prize for Traditional Watercolour RNA Queensland show (Ekka)
2013 – 1st prize Redcliffe Show
2013 – 2nd prize for Traditional Watercolour RNA Queensland show (Ekka)
2014 – successful solo exhibition at the Boonah Regional Art Gallery
2014 – winner of Watercolour section of Wishart Rotary and Bendigo Bank Art Show
2015 -  winner of Watercolour award at the Rotary Art Spectacular 2015 in May

Olivia started painting with acrylics and oils then changed to watercolour  in 2005 and finds it a challenging medium, but enjoys it immensely and has been tutored by a number of prominent watercolorists.

              
Beach House
 


The Gums


Shed at Coulson, Queensland
 

 Boats on Caboolture River

 
 
Bush Escape
 
 
 
The Guardian