Will J Bailey is artist and illustrator based in East London.
His portraits depict people, animals, plants and various weird and wonderful creatures somewhere in-between, often caught in narrative moments in time.
Working in oil, gouache and ink, his diverse influences range from gothic and early renaissance painting, medieval illumination and ukiyo-e prints to alternative comics, pop art and surrealism.
His paintings and screen prints explore the drama, beauty and humour that arises from the subversion of the iconic and the fusion of contrasting forms and ideas: the fantastical and the mundane; the serious and the absurd; the historic and the modern; the ‘high’ and the ‘low’.
Will studied BA Visual Communication at Leeds College of Art and MA Illustration at Camberwell College of Art.