Shara Bailey Fine Art

Drawing, Painting-Acrylic, Painting-Oil
Showing Art Both Days Showing Outside
Cityscape, Representational, Landscape

I was born and raised in Lansdale, Pennsylvania where I first trained as a commercial artist and later pursued a career as an Anthropologist. My research has taken me all around the world: from New York to Indonesia; from the UK to South Africa and many places in between. But my heart remains in the American West where I spent 10 years working on my PhD. I landed back on the east coast in 2005 as a professor at New York University. It is a job I love, but one that does not complete me. In October of 2018 I embarked on a journey to return to my artistic roots by creating art every day. The results of my Art-a-Day project can be seen at My daily practice led me to realize that landscape painting was what brought me the greatest joy, and this has been my focus since the project ended. My oil and acrylic paintings capture my fascination with moody skies, nuances of light and finding magical in the mundane. I spend my summers in Montana, where I enjoy painting Big Sky country: dramatic clouds, majestic mountains, and abandoned bits of Americana. While in New Jersey I search for light and color that transform everyday things in to objects of beauty. I truly believe that beauty is everywhere. Sometimes all you need are some rose colored glasses to se it.