About me
I grew up in the blue mountains of Virginia but have lived elsewhere since then:  
Texas, Georgia, Wisconsin, Ohio, and – since 2005 – Sarasota, enjoying the
lush greenness and cultural opportunities of coastal Florida.

After college, I taught English in northern Virgina 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, 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
ir 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
Mansfield 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 – there was the new adventure of glass fusing
and the opportunity to work with Three Hands Press in San Francisco,
designing original alphabets.

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
in sunny south Florida, with its
abundant natural beauty and lots of small original restaurants to try out.
All images copyright Gail Coppock 1990-2019
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Gail's artwork is in homes
and commercial sites in 45
States - from Hawaii to
Maine, and  from Alaska to

And also in :
Czech Republic
Republic of Ireland
The Netherlands
United Kingdom
US Virgin Islands

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

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

Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

UU Lexow Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Venice Art Center, Venice, FL

Commerce Center, Mansfield, OH

Renaissance Theatre, Mansfield,

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

Lexow Gallery, Unitarian
Universalist Church of Sarasota

La Petite Gallerie, Marco Island
Center for the Arts, Marco Island,

Bookends Gallery, Carrollton, GA

The Frame Gallery, Mansfield,

Rockbridge Regional Library,
Lexington, VA

Back Alley Art Space, Mansfield,

Broken Rocks, Loudonville, OH

Ohio Department of
Transportation, Ashland, OH

Henne's Art Cellar Gallery,
Mansfield, OH

The Mansfield Art Center,
Mansfield, OH

The Green Mysteries, Three
Hands Press, 2018 - developed
original calligraphic alphabet for
initials and captions.

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

Art Center Sarasota

The Mansfield Art Center

Suncoast Glass Guild

Venice Art Center