CountySt. Mary's County
Artist StatementWithin my works I am interested in capturing daily human activities and emotions within animals that pop from the surface of the canvas. On large scale canvases these animals are surrounded by color choices and relationships based on color theory to set them in an environment. I use these animal characteristics to portray the human experience.From choosing between flat color associated backgrounds, or evenly color balanced environments these animals are pressed against the intersecting human experience and animal form.
While attending St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Hailley has been studying a range of art mediums and practices. Throughout her undergrad education Hailleys primary art medium practice is through painting. She focuses on capturing animal forms with human characteristics. While painting these animals, Hailley reflects on past experiences and emotions that can be translated into animal figures. With the use of color theory, Hailley practices placing color relationships throughout the surface of the canvas making it cohesive. Hailley also incorporates color associations with environments in backgrounds to set animals in their natural habitat.
While majoring in studio art, Hailley also minored in Educational Studies. Hailley set up her college academic classes so that she could learn and understand the use of multiple art mediums. With a large range of art classes under her belt, Hailley is set to teach art in grades K-12. Looking into the future Hailley is on track to graduate from the St. Mary’s Masters in teaching program in 2020. After graduation Hailley is planning on stay in the St. Mary’s region to teach art in public schools.
During the last few months Hailley has had the opportunity to have work shown in the St. Mary's College of Maryland Boyden Art Gallery where she was able to display a triypich of black and white triangular prints. Following this art show she was also able to show paintings in the St. Mary's College of Maryland hall wall exhibits.