Urban Landscape Paintings by Pauline Bailey

My Urban Landscape body of work is focused on Melbourne and surrounding suburbs in Victoria, Australia where I grew up. I relate strongly to the urban scene which is still very much a part of my life. Although I currently live in the country where I work from the peaceful surrounds of my home studio, I am drawn back to my early years of growing up in Melbourne and I find the ever changing urban landscape of great interest. The city and inner suburbs provide me with endless source material and I frequently travel between the city and my rural home looking for inspiration. Recently I have found inspiration closer to home, exploring my local area and uncovering many interesting structures and subjects. The music scene is also a recurring theme throughout my work and my main objective is to capture the feel of a particular place or venue; anywhere that is visually appealing or holds a particular memory. I am constantly looking for the hidden beauty beyond the facade; pubs, cafes, shopfronts, decrepit buildings, laneways and railway stations are some of my favourite subjects. I aim to represent the rhythm of the city and the gritty feel of the street, to give the viewer an insight into that space whilst also providing a narrative. My preferred medium is acrylic on canvas but I also incorporate charcoal, pastel, collage and oils in my work. My website can be found at: www.paulinebaileyart.com/

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