421 46TH AVE S, St. Petersburg, FL, 33705
John Bayalis showed an interest in art early on being educated in the Northeastern U.S. He was influenced by the works of Hopper and Wyeth and realism became the primary importance for him. Mr. Bayalis earned a BFA degree in art and an MFA degree in painting at the University of Delaware and taught at levels from elementary school through college.
He pursued an active studio and exhibition schedule throughout his career, being affiliated with fine art galleries throughout the United States including The Leslie Levy Gallery in Scottsdale, Az. and the ACA gallery in New York City. He has also participated in juried exhibitions throughout the world.
Bayalis resides in St. Petersburg, Florida with his wife Margaret, a painter as well. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and has traveled in Ireland, England and France conducting painting workshops and working on location. Among his honors are an award of a DSAC individual artist’s fellowship grant and selection for The Watercolor Page in AMERICAN ARTIST magazine where his work graced the cover. Recently he was featured in Watercolor Artist magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur. His works are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.