Garth Bayley is inspired by capturing a moment in time. This inspiration has led to a collection of paintings from cycling and horse racing to dance, nature and portraits. Garth’s work is bold in expression, colourful and full of movement.
Garth has exhibited widely, is represented by several UK galleries and his work is in private collections across the UK, mainland Europe, USA, South Africa, Australia, and Singapore. His work has regularly been shown in corporate venues including a major London bank. He has completed a residency in St John’s Church in Peterborough and was selected to complete a full collection for a new church building outside Washington D.C.
He is well known for his cycling work. He has documented several of the major tours. Capturing local cycling races is a passion and has led to collaborating with Tour of Britain this year.
Horse racing has become a big part of Garth’s repertoire having previously completed a commission for Hamilton Racecourse where he created an oil painting for each suite. His pen and ink racehorse drawings are a different take on the theme and captures the essence of the racers.
Garth draws inspiration from his local area painting scenes from the North York Moors and Yorkshire coast. These document moment from walks and are reflective of the seasons.
Landscapes have started to feature more prominently in his portfolio with several exhibitions planned for 2023.
Garth works in oils, pen and ink and pastel. Each method gives a different feel and helps keep the work fresh and lively. All work is original