Sylvia Bayley's Website

Welcome to Sylvia Bayley's Website



Growing up in the UK, I cannot remember a time when I didn’t have a love of painting and drawing.  For many years now I have resided in West Vancouver, British Columbia, and I feel absolutely blessed to live in this delightful part of the world and to be able to spend time creating art in my studio.


I am predominantly a self-taught artist, although I have attended numerous workshops both with local and international artists, all of whom have provided expert guidance and advice. Painting for me is a visceral experience. I use acrylic paints and various mediums to create texture and interest, and I begin with no preconceived ideas as to the final creation.  Rather, I embark on a journey with the canvas and paints, never quite knowing where we are going yet working towards the ultimate destination.  I paint in an intuitive and instinctive way, all the while conscious of creating and capturing a mood or a feeling, and exploring the relationship between colour, harmony and light.


I am an active member of the North Shore Artists’ Guild and the Vancouver Art Guild, and have taken part in many juried and non-juried shows.  My paintings may be found in private collections in Vancouver, the UK, the US, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia. 


Telephone: 604-921-8784