Gail Brown

Gail grew up on a farm on the Niagara Peninsula, surrounded by fruit orchards, open fields and woodlots.  After a long career in teaching, and occasional dabbling in watercolours, her pursuit of painting became serious when she found the medium of soft pastels.

She focuses on light, colour and rhythm in her pieces and paints primarily from her own photos of local scenes or her travels.  Her style leans toward impressionism.  Although cloudscapes and landscapes are her first love, she also enjoys figures and florals as subjects.

She has been helped along her painterly journey by instruction from Nan Hogg, Carolyn Riddell, Barry McCarthy, Jessica Masters and Alain J. Picard.  Gail has exhibited her work in shows with The Stone Gable Artists, the Elora Fergus Studio Tour and online with the Pastel Artists of Canada.

Artist’s Statement:  The interplay of colour, light and shadow has always fascinated me.  I attempt to capture the wonder that a visual experience inspires in me whether it be in my garden, the woods, a rural landscape or familiar faces.  Through my painting I can express gratitude for the beauty and vitality that surround us.