He Baili was born in Shun Tak County, Guandong province. At the age of fourteen, he began studying Lingnan school painting. He then concentrated on creative landscape paintings, moving from intensive copying of nature to expressive impressionist works.
After he immigrated to Canada in 1984, he conducted an extensive study of Chinese paintings in Western museums, and focused his efforts on studying Song and Yuan paintings. He ultimately developed a style that harmonises the spirit of East and West, the ancient and contemporary art known as the "He style of landscape painting," characterised by an integration of ink and color, and the refinement of traditional techniques. He has resided in Canada for more than twenty years.
His recent works arrest the viewers' eyes with their extravagant colours and natural flow of brushstrokes, creating a style that pays attention to both expression and craftsmanship.
The published works of this artist include Works of Art by He Baili, Baili's Vision, He Baili's Idyllic Hong Kong in Ink, Miniatures, and Fan Paintings by He Baili.