Gail was born and raised in the small northeastern town of Elk Point, Alberta. She spent her youth on a dairy farm in that extraordinary Lakeland country.
Small farms, cattle, harvest time and the strong clear basics of country living permeate Gail's paintings. The incredible lakes and mountains of Alberta have further expanded her horizons.
Gail began seriously pursuing her career as an artist by enrolling in classes at the University of Alberta, Continuing Education and the Edmonton Art Gallery. She has since completed watercolor studies under nationally established artists such as Evangeline Munns, Brian Ateyok and Brent Heighton.
Gail is influenced by courses taken from American instructors, Tom Lynch, Timothy Clark and Judy Betts. She is widely traveled and when abroad, promotes the exemplary Canadian lifestyle we are privileged to enjoy.
- Basic Drawing and Botanical Illustration courses
- University of Alberta Private Watercolor Lessons, Molly McIssac, Evangeline Munns
- Advanced watercolor techniques including Trillium Workshops under Brian Ateyo, Judy Betts.
- Workshops under International artists Brent Heighton, Timothy Clarke, Tom Lynch.
- Federation of Canadian Artists 1989-1999
- Edmonton Art Club 1988- present
- Society of Western Canadian Artists 1999- present
- Hands in Harmony, Clarke Stadium (watercolor)
- Images of Alberta, Sunset Café (watercolor)
- Private Shows
JURIED GROUP SHOWS
- Crown Plaza, Federation of Canadian Artists
- Tudor Frame Gallery, Federation of Canadian Artists
- Grasslands Gallery
- Strathcona Place
- Muttart Conservatory, annual orchid shows
- Edmonton Art Gallery, City Hall, Edmonton Art Club Critics annually
- Collections Gallery, 1990-97, Ongoing Stable Artist
- Manulife, Edmonton Art Club, annually from 1997 to present
- Johnson's Gallery, annual fall show 1990 to present
Works of Art (click to enlarge)
Blue Jay Creek