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Paintings of late Stonebridge community artist David Bailey to be exhibited in Wembley

PUBLISHED: 11:53 12 August 2015 | UPDATED: 11:55 12 August 2015

David Bailey died from cancer in April

David Bailey died from cancer in April

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The work of a much loved Stonebridge artist who died from cancer in April is to be exhibited in the SSE Arena in Wembley.

David Bailey produced hundreds of pieces of artworkDavid Bailey produced hundreds of pieces of artwork

More than 50 paintings done by David Anthony Bailey will be displayed as part of a Brent Borough Diversity Celebration and Metropolitan Police recruitment campaign on August 26.

The 49-year-old, who lived in Crawford Street, died from a brain tumour..

More than 50 pieces will be on displayMore than 50 pieces will be on display

His younger sister, Maxine Bailey, 48, said: “I was approached by a police officer who said they were looking to display art and asked if David’s work could be displayed. It’s a great idea to showcase his painting.”

Father to three children, daughter Tyehemba, 21 and sons Shakir, 19 and Lyes, 17, Mr Bailey dedicated his life to charitable events.

David Bailey dedicated his time to the communityDavid Bailey dedicated his time to the community

He loved to draw in pen and also loved to paint on faces bringing joy to hundreds of children at Great Ormond Street and festivals such as Notting Hill Carnival.

Last year Mr Bailey showcased his talents at an exhibition in Wembley which was attended by hundreds of people.

Ms Bailey added: “The officer said she didn’t know who he was but when I showed her a picture she said she’d worked with him before. It’s quite funny.”

Wembley Arena, Arena Square, Engineers Way, August 26, 10am-3pm.

Related link: Much-loved community artist from Stonebridge dies at the age of 49


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