About the Artist

About the Artist

Bailliere finds inspiration in the world around her. Sometimes it's the light on a creek near her home in Northern California, other times it's an arrangement of orchid plants in a shop window. She typically does plein air sketches and small watercolors and then returns to her studio to recreate the images in large oil paintings.


Bailliere holds an MFA in visual art from Mills College, a BA cum laude in French from Duke University with extensive coursework in visual art and art history, and a post-bac in visual art and design from UC Berkeley. While on a Duke junior year abroad in Paris, she studied art history at the Université de Paris and painting at the Académie de Port-Royal. Bailliere spent a high school semester at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Lacoste, France where she focused solely on drawing and painting.

In addition to sustaining an active studio practice, Bailliere is an adjunct professor of art at Contra Costa College where she teaches drawing and painting.

Bailliere's work has been presented at the Mills College Art Museum, the Worth Ryder Gallery at UC Berkeley, the Berkeley Art Center, the Palo Alto Art Center and the Five Points Arts Gallery in Torrington, Connecticut, among other venues. Bailliere was a recipient of the Being Human residency at the Palo Alto Art Center in 2018, and in 2016, she was a finalist for a residency fellowship at the Headlands Center of the Arts. Her 2022 painting "Look Up!" was the subject of a long-term outdoor public art installation in downtown Mill Valley, California from October 2022 through March, 2023 and is now part of the permanent collection of The Redwoods. Her work is included in many corporate and private collections.

Bailliere's work is represented by Hang Art Gallery in San Francisco. Please direct inquiries to info@hangart.com.