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About Gail

I was born and raised in the mountains of Virginia.  After college, I taught
English in northern Virigina and Texas, then cashed out my small retirement
accounts, sold my car, and went backpacking in Europe for a few months –
my first time abroad.

When I returned, I worked as an inner city case worker in Norfolk, Virginia
before moving to Atlanta.  One spring I attended an AHP conference at Rock
Eagle, Georgia, and that experience changed my course:  I moved to
Carrollton to get an MA in Humanistic Psychology.  It's also where I met my
best friend and husband, Dave.

After graduation, I worked as a psychologist at a day center for people with
developmental disabilities, taught briefly at West Georgia College on the
side, played electric bass in a few bands
with Dave, and had my first
calligraphy solo show.  Dave and I married and were privileged to raise two
amazing  sons, Austin and Stephen.

While the boys were growing up, I volunteered in the boys' schools and
continued to do freelance calligraphy at home, as we moved to Mukwonago,
Wisconsin and then to Mansfield, Ohio, where I began watercolor painting,
teaching calligraphy - at The Art Center, high schools, and libraries – and
teaching math at the local technical college.

I became fascinated with Celtic-style knotwork and jewelry making and – after
moving to Sarasota in 2005 – there was the new adventure of glass fusing a
s
well as
the opportunity to work with Three Hands Press in San Francisco,
designing origi
nal calligraphic scripts.

Aside from time in my studio, I practice yoga, binge on Netflix series,  do
genealogical research, travel, exhibit in juried shows in Sarasota and Venice,
and just generally enjoy life amid the lush vegetation of south Florida.
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WHERE IN THE WORLD

Gail's artwork is in homes
and offices in 45 States  -
from Hawaii to Maine, and  
from Alaska to Florida.

And also in :
Australia
Canada
Croatia
Czech Republic
England
France
Hungary
Ireland
Japan
Russia
Sweden
The Netherlands
US Virgin Islands
Wales
JURIED SHOWS

Affair on the Square, Carrollton, GA

East Troy Art and Craft Show, East
Troy, WI

Two decades of May Shows and
Fall Member Shows, The Mansfield
Art Center, Mansfield, OH

Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

Towles Court Annual Show,
Sarasota, FL

Carrousel Art Show, Mansfield, OH

Venice Art Center, Venice, FL
CURRENT GALLERIES & VENUES

Elizabeth Stevens Gallery, Towles
Court Artist District, Sarasota, FL

The Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield,
OH

Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL  
(during juried shows)

Venice Art Center, Venice, FL  

www.GailsArt.Etsy.com

www.CafePress.com/GailsArt
GROUP SHOWS & VENUES

UU Lexow Gallery, Sarasota,
FL

Commerce Center, Mansfield,
OH

Renaissance Theatre,
Mansfield, OH

Art Works on Main, Mansfield,
OH

Kingwood Center, Mansfield,
OH

Ohio Department of
Transportation, Ashland, OH

The Frame Gallery,
Mansfield, OH

Brush & Palette Art Club,
Kingwood Center, Mansfield,
OH

Henne's Art Cellar Gallery,
Mansfield, OH

Clayworks, Carrollton, GA

West Georgia Regional
Library, Carrollton, GA
SOLO SHOWS

Lexow Gallery, Unitarian
Universalist Church of Sarasota

Bookends Gallery, Carrollton, GA

The Frame Gallery, Mansfield,
OH

Rockbridge Regional Library,
Lexington, VA

Back Alley Art Space, Mansfield,
OH

Broken Rocks, Loudonville, OH

Ohio Department of
Transportation, Ashland, OH

Henne's Art Cellar Gallery,
Mansfield, OH

The Mansfield Art Center,
Mansfield, OH
PUBLICATIONS

UU World, Winter 2015 - White
Amaryllis watercolor featured in
Spirit section.

Clavis Journal volume 3, fall
2014 - ornamented initials, pp
35-41.

Bestiarum Arcanum, Three
Hands Press, 2013 - calligraphy
on cover, title page, chapter
headings.

Heart of Ohio Magazine,  
May-June 2012, bio, p. 11

Congregational Magazine,
winter 2004, cover, pp.3 & 4  -
ornamented calligraphy

Double Exposure Magazine,
cover and article by Craig
Varjabedian, "To Thine Own
Self Be True" - ornamented
calligraphy

Stained Glass News, Issue 85,
cover - fused glass

Stained Glass News, Issue 96,
cover - fused glass

Mansfield Art Center 2006 Art
Calender, December
AFFLILIATIONS

Art Center Sarasota

The Mansfield Art Center

Suncoast Glass Guild

Venice Art Center