I have been passionate about my photography now for more years than I care to mention. The darkroom was where I used to retire at the end of a busy day to relax and explore my more creative side, developing, bleaching and toning prints into the early hours of the morning.

While digital photography has done much to remove the uncertainty of picture making the skills and disciplines  learned in the days of film photography are just as important in digital for producing a good print.


I like to feel that making a good photo is under my complete control from the visualisation at the time of taking through to the final print.

The pictures in my portfolio are representative of my photographic work over the last few years.

One aspect of photography I enjoy is landscape which I can combine with my love of walking. I hope you enjoy looking at my photographs as much as I have enjoyed making them

I am a Contemporary Landscape and Abstract Painter, working mainly with Acrylics, using Mixed Media, Pastels and Inks on Board, Paper and Canvas. I build each painting with several layers, which all add shape, texture and atmosphere to the work.

From a selection of my original paintings, I have produced Greetings Cards and Signed Mounted Prints. 

I have exhibited in Galleries and Exhibitions throughout Warwickshire, the Cotswolds and London and work from my Studio in Shipston-on-Stour.

To find out more about myself and my paintings, please have a browse through my Galleries.  

If you are interested in purchasing any piece of work, Cards or Prints, all are very reasonably priced, feel free to e-mail me :-

Heather Bailey

All images Copyright © 2011/2018 Ian and Heather Bailey

Site last updated: 5th November 2018

Artist Ian Bailey Photographer