Simply...

Cutting up !

blu-crab-icon
the pattern
PK Orange crab
finished piece

Simply...

Cutting up !

blu-crab-icon
the pattern
PK Orange crab
finished piece

LIVE TO CREATE

Gail works with many mediums, but primarily metal. She has always been a creative sort, designing her own comics and making “clay” pots as a young girl, then winning awards for her artistic efforts in elementary school. She has been cutting and welding steel sculptures for over 20 years. After earning a business degree, she followed her mother’s advice, enrolled in a local junior college, mastered the art of the acetylene torch and cultivated her cutting skills. “It was the best piece of advice I ever followed,” speaking of her mother’s encouragement.

FINDING PEACE

A resident of Gulfport for the past 18 years, Gail has spent the majority of her life along the Gulf Coast, from Texas to Alabama. Having weathered several storms, in her many years along the coast, hurricane Katrina became a catalyst for bigger and better things. A violent upheaval, from which a renaissance rose from the chaos. Gail shares her Bayou View Studio home with her partner Eric and beloved four legged kids Coco and Lewis, plus some of the creatures native to the bayou that inspire her work.

ONE PIECE AT A TIME

Her body of work includes an eclectic collection of whimsical creatures inspired by life on the Gulf Coast, creative characters described as modern interpretations of primitive art. Her designs and style are as unique as the characters they adorn. Included in her portfolio is an extensive library of design elements, symbols and motifs, Gail calls her Gulf Coast Glyphs. Brightly colored, geometric… inspired by ancient cultures, sacred geometry, repetitive patterns and the order in chaos; her painting style is inspired by a mix of Matisse, Kandinsky and Haring, with a wee bit of Walter (Anderson).

LOVE TO LEARN

Gail offers a variety of workshops from time to time for children and adults. She hopes to start instructing students on cutting steel in the near future and is always looking for eager learners. For more information, call or email the studio.

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