Caroline Bailey studied printed textile at Manchester and graduated in 1978. Caroline Bailey taught partime at Manchester Poly until the early 80’s. Since then she has been freelance exhibiting regularly in England and Ireland.Caroline Bailey has had major solo exhibitions in London, Chester, Dublin and Manchester. Caroline Bailey exhibitted regularly through the 90’s at the RI and RWS and at the RSW (Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour).


Caroline writes, “The elements of atmosphere, light and colour are the fundamental motivators for my paintings. The places that I paint abound with all these elements and have for me a compelling emotional appeal. The Hebredian Islands continually draw me back. I am intrigued by the meeting of sea and land-whether on the deserted shores of the North Atlantic or the sea ports of the East Coast.”




1972 Foundation Course at Mid-Cheshire College of Further Education

1975 B.A. Hons and M.A. in Printed Textiles at Manchester Polytechnic



Coach House Gallery, Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire

Solomon Gallery, Dublin

Solomon Gallery, London

Indesign, Chester

Mina Renton Gallery, London

1993, 1995 Foyer Gallery, Royal Exchange, Manchester

1996 The City Gallery, London



Cotman Gallery, Cheshire

Lowen Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

Holly House Gallery, Tynemouth

Gallery Gabrielle, Lancaster

Mina Renton Gallery, London

Castlegate House, Cumbria

John Noott Gallery, Worcestershire



1990, 1993, 1995 The Royal Institute Of Painters in Watercolour Open Exhibition

1992, 1994, 1995 The Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition

1994, 1995 The Royal Society of Marine Artists

1994 The Royal Glasgow Institute Open Exhibition

1995 The Singer and Friedlander-Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition

1995 The Manchester Art Fair

1996 The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Open Exhibition

1997 Art 97,Islington

1997 Art 98, Islington



The Irish Management Institute



Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition-Daler Rowney Award, First Prize 1994