"I have lake water in my veins, and it flows out from my brush onto canvas and paper at Studio 410, my creative space in a Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba."
Award-winning lake, sky, and landscapes attest to Gayle’s love affair with Lake Winnipeg. She draws on decades as a summertime live-a-board boater and a lifetime of playing on shore to create works that give voice to Manitoba’s prairie ocean. Her works are energetic, confident and take a straightforward approach. Acrylic, watercolour, and clay vie for Gayle’s attention as she splashes and squishes her way through the day.
"I splash watercolour,
I squish clay,
I slip-slap acrylic,
….and it's still not enough so I
Gayle is ever-experimenting with a variety of media, but returns to her three loves often. Working away at Studio 410, Gayle fills her days with colour and people. Active in The WAVE Studio Tour, Gwen Fox Gallery, cre8ery, First Fridays at the Beaches, and Gimli Art Club--always in motion!
Lake Winnipeg as muse....
A live-aboard boater for over 25 years, Gayle has witnessed the changes in Lake Winnipeg. This great prairie sea can be an exquisite beauty, a fearsome force, or a mistreated mistress.
"Water is a life force that flows through my days as muse, metaphor and media.
I am awash in creative energy.
My purpose is to create works that inspire others while drenching my soul with calm."