Featured ActivCanvas Artist: Garth Bayley

By Fiona Jones | 21 December, 2015

The first instalment of our ActivCanvas Featured Artist blog posts is dedicated to Garth Bayley. Originally hailing from South Africa and having recently moved to Scotland, Garth has become a full time artist. We first met Garth through Carol Dunbar, the Manager at Thistle Galleries, after becoming interested in ActivCanvas.

Garth Bayley’s work is bold and full of movement. His expressionist inspired work captures everyday experiences. You find figures captured amongst sports, nature and landscape in the main body of his work. Whatever the subject there’s always a sense of energy behind it. Largely self taught, Bayley has taken a liking to a traditional oil on canvas approach to painting, but is no stranger to dabbling with other materials.

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(Scan this activated image with the ActivCanvas app to know Garth’s story)

Garth has only recently taken on the role of “artist” in the last few years. This has allowed him to dive in to his craft, head first, with no preconceived notions of how his work should be created or how it should look. Garth has an enthusiasm toward his work that is unwavering. Whenever, we at Art Retail Network get in touch, he’s always trying new things, packing up his easel and heading off somewhere new to paint, or simply going back and improving his old work. He’s a hard and humble worker.

Garth’s work is owned internationally, with some of his earliest pieces still in the homes of their respective owners in South Africa. If you’d like to see more of Garth’s work, why not head down to Thistle Gallery in Glasgow’s West End or Scotland Artists in the city centre to see his latest pieces? Click here to see more information on the event-


In the gallery at the moment, are a set of belly dancing sketches, a pair of monoprints, and some smaller horse paintings…

Scotland Artists has a range of large horse and cow paintings. They have taken off here and the horses are getting a strong reputation. I have sold a number through Cliff and I now need to keep making more for standby. Cliff is doing a great job promoting me has a number of smaller pieces including Scottish scenes from Morar in the shop at the moment.”

Garth has recently started using ActivCanvas in galleries and online. You can always head over to his website to see his amazing artwork by clicking here. Remember to follow Garth on Facebook and Twitter to be kept up to date with his latest work.



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