Garth Bayley

Garth Bayley

Stokesley, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

About Garth Bayley

Garth Bayley is predominately self-taught and is inspired by capturing a moment in time of everyday events. This has translated into a wide and varied collection of paintings ranging in subject from cycling and horse racing to dance, nature and portraits. Garth’s work is bold in expression, colourful and full of movement.

Garth has exhibited widely, is represented by a number of UK galleries and his work is in private collections across the UK, mainland Europe, USA, South Africa, Australia and also Singapore. His work has regularly been shown in corporate venues and he currently has a piece hanging in a large corporate bank in London. He has completed a residency in St John’s Church in Peterborough and was selected to complete a full collection for a new church building outside Washington D.C.

He is well known for his cycling work. He has documented several of the major tours, the most recent being the Giro d’Italia. Capturing local cycling races is a passion and has led to an exhibition of cycling work at the Kirkcudbright Art Gallery coinciding with the finish of the last Tour of Britain.

Horse racing has become a big part of Garth’s repertoire having previously completed a commission for Hamilton Racecourse where he created an oil painting for each suite. His pen and ink racehorse drawings are a different take on the theme and captures the essence of the racers.

During lockdown Garth has been drawing inspiration from his local area and has painted scenes from the North York Moors and Yorkshire coast. The iconic Roseberry Topping is included this selection as it can be seen on his hometown walks.

Garth works in oils, pen and ink and pastel. Each method gives a different feel and helps keep the work fresh and lively.


I am self-taught and have done many workshops over the years with lots of self study programs


Artist of the Month- The Art Crowd Northallerton
Cycling solo - Kirkcudbright.. Showcasing work in conjunction with Tour of Britain
Bury in bloom - Bury St Edmunds
Cycling group show. Framewerk - Belfast
Glasgow art Fair
Thistle gallery, Glasgow
Scotland Artists. Glasgow
Melt gallery, Pitlochry, Scotland
In his embrace (solo) City Gallery Peterborough
Cities all dimensions. Tokaskara Gallery, London
Open24 New Walk museum and art gallery, Leicester
Peterborough Open, Peterborough
Outside the White Cube, Bermondsey, London
Parallax International Art Fair, Chelsea, London
Still Working Gallery, Victoria Hall, Oakham, Rutland
Hope in Poverty, Bristol
Peterborough Artists Open Studio, Peterborough
South Holland Open Arts Exhibition, Spalding
Participart (The Road Less Travelled), House Gallery, London
Summer Exhibition, McNeill Gallery, London
Lincoln Art Works, Lincoln
Northampton Open Studios, Kettering
Still Working Gallery, Peterborough
Peterborough Artists Open Studio, Peterborough
Atelier East, Wisbech
The Gallery, Peterborough
Art at Andronicas, Peterborough
Harriet’s Art Gallery, Peterborough
100 Square Foot, London
Manchester Buy-Art Fair, Manchester
Arts in Mind, Cavell Centre, Peterborough

Project Involvement
2012 RSA Programme “Citizen Power” & arts strand of Arts and Social Change.
2012 Selected as an Emissary for Peterborough by the RSA
2012 Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios Committee - Marketing and Publicity
2011 Drawing Out – Conversations with a Prisoner Project - RideOut
2011/14 Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios Committee - Marketing and Publicity
2010\14 Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios Committee - Marketing and Publicity