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