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Born and raised in the Hudson Valley, Bayla has been incessantly painting and drawing the people and environments around her since the day she could first hold a crayon. Her work is primarily in watercolors and depicts whimsical illustrations of botanical and zoological subjects, as well as some portraiture. Pursuing a career in Illustration, Bayla has studied all over the world including Italy, Mexico, England, and has a BFA from The Hartford Art School. Bayla has had her work displayed in numerous exhibits, galleries, and museums across the country, including The Missoula Art Museum, The Yale Peabody Museum, The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy NY, and the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington D.C. Her work has been featured on album covers, product packaging, logo design, and in films, such as Allen Coulter’s ‘Remember Me’. Bayla currently lives and works in New Haven Connecticut with her husband, a parrot, a chameleon, three poison dart frogs, and a snake.

Artist Statement

Watercolorist Bayla Arietta enjoys working on both Scientific Illustration subjects as well as portraiture. Using tiny brushes and many layers of paint to create whimsical illustrations of botanical and zoological subjects, or the faces of familiar friends, Bayla revels in capturing the fine detail and intricacies of the natural word.