Salem native Dustin Bailard was born with an instinctual passion for creation. His father was a pastor, so he spent much of his childhood growing up in the church where he developed a deep appreciation for anything spiritual or supernatural. Moving to Los Angeles in his adulthood, Bailard became a successful makeup artist—spending fifteen years painting the faces of starlets, socialites, and vampires, until he decided his work was ready to take on new wings—painting on canvas. Bailard now creates full time in his studio in Palm Springs painting in a variety of mediums that explore the representations of emotions, longing and loss tied to the fierce beauty and wildness of fairytales and the sparkling dark.
Contact info: www.dustinbailard.com. IG @dustinbailard.