Current Work
Raising Stanley
StoryTellers Nuit Blanche (2013)
Official Portrait of Michaëlle Jean
27th Governor General of Canada (2012)
tea/leaves (2010)
Afghanistan (2007-09)
(Canadian Forces Artist Program)
Blanche Dot Doris (2008)
Doris (2008-10)
Marjorie (2006-07)
Cut (2005-07)

Assortment (2009-2015)

guest artist
Barbara Bailey

Triage book

Exhibitions & news





Self Portraits
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Past Series
Are You Being Served? small 2005
Are You Being Served? 2004-05

New Directions

Still Life Gouache

Book Illustration



Patrick Holloway, Storyteller
, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 20 in., 2013

Speaking and Still
 Karen Bailey and The Ottawa StoryTellers
A Collaboration for Nuit Blanche
The Rectory Art House, 179 Murray Street, Ottawa
Saturday, 21 September, 2013

Karen Bailey captured, in portrait form, the radiant energy of six storytellers. At Nuit Blanche, 21 September 2013, the tellers performed short personal stories while their second selves look on. The portraits offered one view of selfhood while the tellers’ own tales created another.Were the two representations of self in agreement?

Caitlyn Paxson, Kim Kilpatrick, Tom Lips, Kalyani Kamal Pandya, Sherri Yadzani and Pat Holloway.

Ottawa StoryTellers exists to promote the art of storytelling in our community, to nurture and inspire both beginning and experienced storytellers, and to provide tellers and listeners of all ages with opportunities to come together to share and enjoy stories. Storytelling is an oral art form, wherein the teller internalizes the story and then recreates it from memory, using voice and body to convey his or her understanding of the story's meaning and nuances. The result, when the storyteller is skilled in his or her craft, is a vibrant re-creation of the story for both teller and audience.