Dennis Rothwell Bailey was a constant exhibitor at Beckstones Art Gallery for many years and he had a large number of avid collectors. Born in 1933, his earliest childhood memories recalled a strong inclination towards drawing. Dennis trained at the Bolton School of Art starting his career in commercial art which included spells in advertising agencies, publishing houses and commercial studios. He commenced full-time landscape painting in 1976 and was equally adept with either oils or watercolours. Although he painted a variety of landscape subjects, Dennis was particularly well known for his paintings of the magnificent Lake District. His work now features in collections in the USA, Europe and Australia, and many are included in the collection of Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel on Ullswater. His paintings have been exhibited at the Royal Institute and the Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibitions, and several Dennis Rothwell Bailey works have been published.