“A musician must make music, an artist must paint,
a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace
- Abraham Maslow
From the moment Aunt Maggie first taught her that, “...trees are not just green, they have MANY colors in them, “ Gayle's artistic journey has been an adventure of vibrant style and intelligent substance.
Growing up in the small Michigan town of Holt, Gayle went from crayons to paint brushes quickly. By the time she set up her easel in her high school’s advanced art class, her insatiable drive was so developed she earned a coveted spot in the state’s regional competition. In that first contest of her ability, the budding artist not only won second place, but also the honor of having her work displayed in the office of her local Congressman.
As Gayle’s skills matured and the repertoire of her tools and techniques expanded, so did her horizons. No longer content to paint the colorful trees of Michigan, she explored the stomping grounds of the great artists of the world; the streets of Paris, the halls of the Louvre, the old haunts of Picasso and Dali. The experience not only opened her eyes to the artistic history surrounding her, it opened Gayle up to the future art within her.
Moving to the creative land of Los Angeles, California, her non-stop energy quickly established Gayle as a “doer” who gets things done. Building her portfolio and her list of contacts, the artist systematically canvassed the region with her paintings. Her efforts soon paid off with art shows in prominent venues like, Ghettogloss Gallery, Gallery 800 and The Corey Helford Gallery. And with her foray into the World Wide Web, the sales of her original paintings and prints took off.
Discovering she had the chops for scenic art, Gayle the multi-tasker, joined the Art Director’s Guild; enabling her to spend months of her busy year collaborating with the top scenic artists of stage and television. Among her recent credits are the Academy Awards Red Carpet Event, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Miss Universe Pageant, NBC, CBS and Fox Sports.
Like one of Aunt Maggie’s green trees, Gayle has branched out and become an illustration comprised of many colors. Today, when she isn’t spending time with her friends & family, Gayle the Artist can be found exhibiting her newest creations on her websites; GaylesPaintings.com, CharmingSculptHers.com, YouTube and Facebook where she teaches aspiring artists how to paint green trees of their own.