Emerald Isle Artist Commissioned For 19th ECU Portrait

Dr. Paul Cunningham, Dean of the Brody School Of Medicine. Irene Bailey's 18th ECU commissioned painting.

An Emerald Isle artist and ECU alumna continues to paint her legacy with the university.

Representatives for Irene Bailey say that she’s been selected by ECU to paint her 19th portrait. This portrait will be of the current Dean of the College of Allied Health Science, Dr. Stephen Thomas.

This portrait follows her most recent submission of a painting of the Dean of the Brody School of Medicine, Dr. Paul Cunningham. That painting hangs in the lobby of the school next to portraits of Cunninghams’s four predecessors, also painted by Bailey.

We’re told that Bailey has won national and international awards from the Portrait Society of America as well as The American Artist Professional League of NYC. Bailey has a Master of Fine Art degree from ECU.