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WHAT WE DO

METAL SCULPTURE

Created on the coast, we design and produce a wide variety of steel artwork.

CUSTOM DRINKWARE

Etched, engraved, painted and decal-ed; glass, ceramic, unbreakables and steel; stemmed & stemless, handled, tumbled or hugged...
if it holds a beverage we can make it uniquely yours.

OBJECT D'ADORNMENT

Art to wear. We create a unique variety of bracelets, pendants and more inspired by life on the Gulf Coast.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Ideas for print, logos and illustration.

DEMOS AND WORKSHOPS

For kids and adults, small groups or large crowds. Our workshops are great for parties. Our demos are great for drawing a crowd.

1ABOUT

Gail has been a “maker” since early childhood, creating her own comic strips on bed sheets and door panels, making mud pottery from the orange clay she would dig from her backyard and designing fanciful flying creatures and contraptions. As a student, her artistic work was recognized with numerous awards…      (read more)

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DEUX-PART CRABS -steel and enamel
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STARFISH PENDANTS - Glass beads and Faux Pearls

ABOUT

Gail’s body of work spans a variety of mediums; from steel, wood, clay and glass, to graphic design, watercolor, pen and ink, jewelry, fabric and more…

  • whimsical steel creatures inspired by life on the mississippi gulf coast
  • modern metal interpretations of primitive art
  • commission pieces
  • paintings and drawings
  • a vast portfolio of graphic design projects
  • specialty drinkware
  • original “objects d’adornment” for head, hands and heart
  • lesson specific arts and craft projects for kids (and the young at heart)
  • sharing her accumulated knowledge through a series of workshops for children and adults
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CANVAS VISITOR
our vision

bring  JOY to the HEART and  LIGHT to the SOUL

 
At
 Bayou View Studio
not only is our work
Made in
Mississippi…
it’s
Created on the Coast
  

HERMIT CRAB - Steel and Dried Gourd

 
Whether you purchase
a finished piece,

or prefer to
Do-It-Yourself,
we’re always here to 
Help
 

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"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”

Pablo Picasso
SYCAMORE STEMLESS
SYCAMORE STEMLESS - etched glass


Live to

Create
Love to 
LEARN.
Finding Peace
One Piece at a time. 
  

GRAND COTEAU SUNSET - Steel painted with enamel paint, feathers and raffia

 
This is where we build
 Beautiful things…

between the 
Beach
and the
Bayou
  

our goal

a diverse selection of WORK and
CREATIVE IDEAS to peak your INTERESTS

 
At
 Bayou View Studio
not only is our work
Made in
Mississippi…
it’s
Created on the Coast
  

 
Whether you purchase
a finished piece,

or prefer to
Do-It-Yourself,
we’re always here to 
Help
 


Live to

Create
Love to 
LEARN.
Finding Peace
One Piece at a time. 
  

 
This is where we build
 Beautiful things…

between the 
Beach
and the
Bayou
  

recent posts

RECENT BLOG POSTS

Painted Fish

It's a big ole CATFISH ! One of several large fish (tuna, redfish and flounder). Shown below, the process.      …

BIG Blue

This is one of my favorite pieces I have ever created.BIG BLUE is a polished steel piece that measures about …

Smiling Sunshine

Warm tones of Crimson, Tangerine and Lemon adorn this large steel sun. Measuring approximately 20 inches across, the smiling sun …

Painted Fish

It's a big ole CATFISH ! One of several large fish (tuna, redfish and flounder). Shown below, the process.      …

BIG Blue

This is one of my favorite pieces I have ever created.BIG BLUE is a polished steel piece that measures about …

Smiling Sunshine

Warm tones of Crimson, Tangerine and Lemon adorn this large steel sun. Measuring approximately 20 inches across, the smiling sun …

Testimonials (quotes for now)

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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso

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Artist

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I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.

Henri Matisse

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Artist

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Writer

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There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

Ansel Adams

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Photographer

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Imagination is more important than knowledge.

 

Albert Einstein

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Genius

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