Katy Bayliss

Community Gallery April 11th - 23rd

She has a halo
It was a Russian Icon belonging to my Father that first sparked my interest in religious art and provided the initial inspiration for this collection of paintings. I very quickly became hooked on creating these “haloed ladies” and thoroughly enjoy the process of bringing them to life, concentrating on the feminine characteristics of the subject with just occasional touches of religious symbolism. Each of these Angels or Madonnas has her very own character, which reveals itself slowly as I paint. They each have their own beauty, individuality and meaning and I like to think that the energy and love I put into each one shines through as you look at them.