Will J Bailey is an artist and illustrator based in London.
Will grew up in the rural landscape of north Oxfordshire before studying BA English Literature and BA Visual Communication in Leeds and subsequently MA Illustration at Camberwell. The influence of each of these chapters - a love of nature, character, narrative, history, design and aesthetics - can be found at the heart of his practice.
Working in oil, gouache, charcoal, ink and serigraphy, Will’s style is figurative, detailed, sculptural and richly-coloured, often incorporating gilding, ornamentation, lettering and gothic iconography. His influences include botanic and nature illustration, ukiyo-e, art nouveau, surrealism, and northern renaissance painting and illumination.