Aaron Wade Bailey
Bailey Decorative Artists:
Who We Are: by Aaron Wade Bailey
You can't tell the story of Bailey Decorative Artists without starting with my mother, Kathy. Born and raised in southern Illinois, her blue- collar, Midwestern upbringing shines through in her work ethic and her folksy demeanor. She has an interesting and extensive background in art, one that started in 1980 when she began taking canvas and tole painting classes. I was four at the time, and tagged along often, as well as when she attended art shows, piquing my already strong interest in drawing and other forms of art at a very young age.
I was given an opportunity to conceive and co- write my first live show, ScareSearch. In addition to performing as a singer/dancer in the eight-person show, I also designed the costumes and designed and built most of the props. I then departed Orlando again for six months, performing as a dancer on the cruise ship Costa Victoria, which allowed me to observe cultures and art all over the Caribbean and Mediterranean seas. I also saw some other stuff and had a beer or two. I don’t want to give the idea I was spending every day ashore going to museums.
After returning from the cruise ship, I signed a contract with Universal Studios Japan, which operated a park in Osaka. One of the first things I did when I arrived was locate an art store and buy new paints to replace the ones I had to leave in the states, and a guitar. I then spent the next thirteen months observing Japanese culture, architecture, and art while painting and teaching myself to play the guitar.
After leaving Universal in August of 2013, I promptly created my own LLC, teamed up with my mother, and Bailey Decorative Artists was born. Our skill sets and interests compliment each other quite well, and as a result we have seen our business begin to grow to the point that we recently brought my lovely wife in to assist on a number of jobs. I like to consider Bailey Decorative Artists as a one-stop shop. If it involves paint, we probably do it, and there is very little we can't do at a high level.
IDAL 2017 Conference October 17-22, 2017
Any creative business that wants to be successful needs to keep their eyes open for new trends. What better way for IDAL members to get a leg up in our Industry than be in the Heart of the Decorative World?!
Walls, Fabrics, Art, Furniture, Furnishings....Be in the know when we visit High Point Market in October. Know what your designers & builders want.
With new & exciting ideas in mind, we'll then have workshops to create our fresh concepts. We're also raising the bar with exciting business sessions.
Registration coming soon!