Bailey, Colin

Colin Bailey is a UK artist and printmaker living and working in Hastings, East Sussex after living in Rye for ten years and Kings Cross, London for fifteen years
A fine art oil painter and master etcher with a love of traditional painting and printmaking methods, techniques and skills, and with a printmaker's instinct for multiple images, Colin also utilises modern fine art technology and uses digital photography to capture pictures, views images and scenes that he translates into iconic paintings and etchings of the local area. Whilst using fine art giclee printing to reproduce his original paintings as limited edition fine art prints, Colin also continues to print the hand pulled original etchings for which he was originally best known
As a popular Rye artist Colin Bailey realised the wider appeal of this small picturesque area of the UK's south east coast and established the Ryepress site in 2000 as an online portfolio to exhibit his Rye and St Pancras station limited edition etchings for sale to a wider audience than the UK. Now living in Hastings, and established as a Hastings artist he reproduces many of his new oil and acrylic paintings as fine art limited edition giclee prints, whilst continuing to explore and develop the tonal possibilities of etchings on copper plate



Hastings pier is shrouded in smoke as the fire continues well into the morning of 5th October 2010.Etching 8ins x 12 ins, copper plate etched using soft and hard ground. Edition of 50.