Michael Bailey Visual Artist/Poet
About the artist
Michael Bailey’s career as a visual artist/poet spans over four decades. Her poetry often inspires a new painting, and sometimes it even becomes embedded in her mixed-media art. Whether poetry or painting, she works from a state of quiet receptivity, allowing heart and hand to move of their own accord. Without preconceptions, Michael trusts in the direction that inspiration provides.
Explore Michael Bailey’s visual art
Recent Video by Michael Baily
Reading of DANCING IN THE FLAME Poem and Art by Michael Bailey
Creating DANCING IN THE FLAME –Art and Poetry by Michael Bailey
Featuring “message from the Sun.”
This piece is mixed media, acrylic on watercolor paper with gold leaf, and it’s called “A Message From the Sun.” The poem was written first, and is written in the background and pressed into the gold leaf. Watch this short video by Artist Michael Bailey about the genesis of this art and poetry mixed media artwork.
The People Cry:
Primitive sun in a darkened sky marking time with every turn what have you seen,
what have you heard,
all of our screams and cries?
About my art
“I paint and write for the joy of discovering the endless forms that creative energy can assume—in me and on the paper in front of me.” —Michael Bailey
Latest Art & Poetry Blog Posts from Michael Bailey
Latest Blog Posts
CREATION, DISSOLUTION, TRANSFORMATION
We laugh, we cry
Our tears turn to jewels
And decorate the sky, Displaying a creation or wonder
DANCING IN THE FLAME
You can dance in the flame without burning. I asked, “How can this be so?”
Dance in life without yearning,
be content within your soul.