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 can be found at the heart of his practice: a love of nature, character, narrative, history and design; and the ceaseless desire to create beautiful images.
Working in oil, gouache, charcoal, and ink, Will’s style is figurative, sculptural, richly-coloured and highly-detailed, often incorporating gilding, ornamentation, lettering/calligraphy and gothic iconography. His influences include ukiyo-e, art nouveau, surrealism, and above all northern renaissance paintings and illuminations.