I have always held a passion for Art Practice although my previous career has been within the Horticultural industry and plant science research. I previously gained qualifications for Horticulture, Applied Biology (Plant Sciences). Since 1998 I have increased my education in art as a change in direction. My specific interests are three dimensional work with kinetic elements, painting, printing, sound art and video. My work aims to show my fascination with living organisms, a constant cycle of new life and degeneration. I consider organic function to be similar to that of a machine and the cycle of time.
The picture of each painting comes from within i.e. my heart and soul which are my best guides. The manner of painting is abstract; a collection of colors, shaped by the lines which consequently creates a unique image. Each person perceives my painting differently. You see my painting and the image in my painting depending on your current perception.
Gail’s paintings explore colour and light through a contemplation of natural forms.
Gail was originally trained as a sculptor, exploring the play of light on sculptural form. As a painter she has refined this interest in light and form into the subjective representation of colour in landscape.
The paintings are inspired by her work with plants in environmental garden design, and by the changing light, detail and wildness in landscapes and seascapes – whether Richmond Park, the north Cornish coastline, the coast and inlets of West Cork in Ireland or the South Downs and its crashing waves (Gail has recently moved to Brighton).
Gail graduated in Fine Art, Sculpture from Portsmouth Polytechnic. She has run galleries and a fine art publishing company. She trained as a garden designer at Kew with John Brookes, and returned to painting full time in 2000.