Bailey by Halley Murphy

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Halley Murphy



91.44 x 121.92 cm | 36 x 48 in

Oil on panel

  • Third Place ($500 Cash Award) / Teens Category

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Taught by: Kevin Murphy

Studied at: The Art Academy

Created by the student at 15 years old

My dog, Bailey, has been in my life since before I could walk, and I had been looking to paint her but posing her never really captured her. One night, my friend Reyna stayed over and was sitting on my couch reading when Bailey jumped up beside her and went to sleep.  

When I saw this, I knew I needed to paint it.

Having the opportunity to immortalize my lifelong companion and my closest friend together was magic for me.