Amber Leigh Bailey is a figurative painter living and working in Jacksonville, Florida. Through a painting and drawing discipline, Bailey uses the human form to represent the emotional, psychological and spiritual forces that drive consciousness and emotion. From the struggle to find identity, to sexuality and anxiety, Bailey strives to capture raw human emotion through expressive color and mark making.
Bailey graduated from the University of North Florida in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and a minor in Studio Art. After developing an independent practice of showing and working in Jacksonville, Bailey earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Art from Jacksonville University in 2015. Click to read her artist statement and writing samples.
Bailey has been represented by Monroe Galleries in Jacksonville, Florida, Limner Gallery in Hudson, New York, and is currently represented by The Art Center in Dover, New Hampshire. You can buy her work on Etsy, at LadyTinyEyes.
She is also a digital marketing professional currently employed by HC Brands. Focusing on SEO, she develops content and linking strategies to achieve search engine rankings, and has developed a team of writers that cover local topics and events in Jacksonville, FL, Austin, TX and Salem, MA. See more about The Holmes Custom Content Team.