Annie Bailey has been artist as long as she can remember. The first thing she remembers drawing was a portrait of her horse, Tampy. As a kid, she loved new watercolor sets and she would draw in pencil and fill in the linework with watercolor. She was born in Townsend, Montana and grew up on the family ranch in White Sulphur Springs. Her childhood memories are of bottle feeding calves and building snow forts with her brother. She learned to ride a four wheeler when she was too young to reach the gear shift, so she reached down and shifted with her hands.
Her art is a representation of her love of nature. She spent every second she could playing outside while growing up and that has not changed. Nature is an endless source of inspiration and what truly makes her happy is to create it on canvas so that people can enjoy it in their homes. Birds, flowers and trees are regular subjects of her paintings and drawings. She also has a great interest in Montana's industrial and agricultural past, and she tries to show that in her work as well. She is always on the lookout for old trains, grain elevators and silos when traveling through the small towns of Montana. She likes to create a calm world where the subjects of her paintings can stand alone as objects of simple beauty.
Also a photographer, illustrator and interior designer, Annie is currently in school at Montana State University working on a degree in Architecture.