Wendy Wells-Bailey
All the beauty of life is made up of Light and Shadow


(posted on 26 Aug 2023)


     "Eagle Birth"

Acrylic on canvas 36" round


I have a special association with Eagles, I love to see them in flight or

majestically sitting on the top branch of a tree. I have completed

many paintings that include eagles. The idea for this painting was to

honour the birth of the Eagle. In this painting Eagle is still in the egg.

And when the time is ready for her birth, I have arranged her feathers

around her egg ready for her to emerge with glory.



(posted on 24 Aug 2023)

                  Medicine Woman     

            Acrylic on Canvas 48” x36”


 I had the privilege of meeting many different artists, many were native who invited us to meet their families and with whom we participated within different shows in several states. They taught me so much, but I also learned I had a lot more to learn.

In the painting Medicine Woman is represented in a darker colour because of her knowledge.

I am the split face in a lighter colour with the belief that when I have experienced and learnt a lot more, I will become whole and be wiser.    

(posted on 23 Aug 2023)


             "HARMONY"       "Harmony"


         each are  mixed media on metal 62” x 14”



These painting is very important to me. During my life I have been aware of how people seem to judge each other. Different skin colour. appearances, education, and many other reasons.

Over the years this seems to have become a worse situation for many people.

Maybe it hasn’t become worse, it could be I am more aware because of our communication systems.

John Lennon said it the best. (Just some of the lines)

Imagine all the people

Living for today.

Living life in peace..

And the world will be as one

These paintings are free standing mixed media on metal on the back I have painted two ladies of different colour and on the front the same two ladies, but showing them from the inside and using Hopi designs. Showing how we are all the same




(posted on 21 Aug 2023)

   Always Together  & Soul Mates 


"Soul Mates"                            "Always Together"  

    Acrylic on canvas 36” x 12”

  The other day I was thinking about the wonderful friends and family that I am lucky to have around me.  That started me thinking about the Soul, which made me wonder how I would paint the feeling of my contentment.  Almost immediately, a beautiful butterfly appeared in my thoughts.  She slowly fluttered toward me and sat on my shoulder, and then she stood up on her tippy toes and whispered into my ear “paint me”.  Of course, I thought!  The butterfly has always been the symbol of the Soul.  I will paint her as the symbol of my love and happiness.
A couple of days later I was in our garden enjoying the quiet when I noticed two beautiful butterflies together. As I watched the butterflies gracious flying becomes like a dance being performed, together not quite touching but appearing to be doing a dance of love. I imagine these two being together for ever. Of course, this had to be painted.


(posted on 19 Aug 2023)

Bird of Paradise


A close-up of some leaves

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Acrylic on canvas 40” x 20”


When I was in Hawaii this flower seemed to command the gardens.

I felt that any moment it would fly away and soar like a bird and disappear in the blue skies.

(posted on 18 Aug 2023)

Guardians awaits the Dawn

Acrylic on canvas 40” x 20”


 As dawn gently starts to appear, the three eagles rise in the morning sky to greet her and appear to hover to protect her as she rises.

I have a special love of eagles; my logo is a stylize eagle and many of my paintings an eagle appears.


(posted on 16 Aug 2023)

     Shady Ladies  

 "Shady Ladies"
Acrylic on canvas 24” x 24

This painting was inspired from a story I read about
 what happened during Queen Victoria’s reign.  
 Apparently when a court gentleman desired a lady
 that he had become acquainted with, he would send her a 
bouquet of calla lilies and at the next court he would await her reply. 


(posted on 15 Aug 2023)


Acrylic  36” x 18”

When I was living in the south I was privileged to listen to different

Elders telling stories. Many stories are about the ‘sacred katsinas’

that live in the San Fransico Peaks.

These katsinas are never physically seen but their presence can be felt.

When you need help travelling you can ask the ‘sacred katsinas’ to

come and guide you and the stories how they have helped are wonderful.

So I painted these katsinas in an abstract design to give a feeling rather than solid  figures.

(posted on 31 Jul 2023)

Desert Glory

 ""Desert Glory"
Acrylic on canvas 11” x 14”

Living in the desert is a wonderful experience. You become aware of everything around you. When it rains suddenly the desert bursts forth with colour. The desert becomes a carpet of flowers of all colours.
All my life I have taken flowers for granted. The desert teaches you never to take anything for granted. You learn to look at everything differently. So, when a flower opens I look at the many beautiful colours it has, and I always say ‘thank you’ for allowing me to enjoy this moment with you.

(posted on 18 May 2023)

A wonderful sculpturer Dan Hodson will be doing an event with me from May 23rd to May 30th.

at Tinhorn Creek winery. It is a must see event his work is outstanding. Showing in the vinyard

with Dan I will have a few freestanding paintings. Inside the winery Dan will have several photographs

on display these are a must see. Dan is a photographer for our Local racetrack in Osoyoos.

I will also have some new paintings with him.

Hope to see many of you there.


A view from Tinhorn Creek Winery

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