Artist portrays Tahoe in vintage style |

Artist portrays Tahoe in vintage style

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Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. This vintage-style poster by Paul Bailey was inspired by a 1918 Southern Pacific brochure.

Paul Bailey’s works adorn many a wall around Tahoe. He is known for his more than 50 vintage-style posters of Lake Tahoe.

More recently one of Bailey’s snowboarder images can be found on the cover of the Tahoe phone book.

Come meet this inspiring artist from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Tahoe Country, Heavenly Village No. 27, just off the miniature golf course.

Bailey has been a painter and art designer for more than 30 years and is a native Californian. He learned his skill from his parents who taught him graphic art, watercolor and pastel as a child. He later went on to art school, adding studies in architecture as well. This combination has enriched him with a unique ability to create depth and dimension, bringing the viewer to appreciate the realism of his paintings. He has worked in many mediums, but has primarily focused on watercolor and pen-and-ink. His popular vintage posters begin as a watercolor.

Bailey is not only highly recognized for his poster series, but also for his paintings of historic buildings and landscapes of the Sacramento Valley. He has sold more than 50,000 originals and reproductions of his work. Most of his art pertains to historic images, landscapes and flowers. In addition to the Tahoe posters, he has a series of images of California’s wine country, depicting vibrant colors, deep shades of greens and blues, with the ever-present wildflowers creating a window into a timeless place known to many. For details call (530) 544-6600.

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