Artist Gail Pean

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The Artist Says:

Follow your heart. If you do your art will be authentic to your voice.

Collectors Say:

"Your use of the palette knife is so masterful and you can feel the full power of the water over the rocks. I even had a dream of it the night I saw you painting."
Carol Stroh 3/15/14


Gail Pean, Oil Painter and Instructor
Gail Pean is an oil painter who has studied with award winning artists at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria,VA, Gallery 222 in Leesburg, VA, and GFFTA School of Art in Great Falls,VA. She specializes in landscapes with palette knives, portraits, and still life.
Gail Pean has been painting and drawing since her childhood . Gail is the Treasurer of The Vanessa Pean Foundation which honors her daughter Vanessaís mission to provide scholarships to children in Haiti and Clean Water wells. 
Inspired after the death of her younger daughter to paint her favorite photo of Vanessa blowing a pink bubble, Gail enrolled in an oil portrait painting class in Great Falls Foundation for the Arts (GFFTA). After two sessions Gail produced a lifelike oil portrait. Since 2006 artist Gail Pean has been painting people in motion. Jade at 18 months in a field of flowers, Laurel flying in her fatherís hands, Kyleigh on a slide, Jules at his first birthday party and most recently at the Eighth Annual Great Falls Studio tour First Lady Michele Obama. Michele Obama is wearing her daughter, Monique Peanís CFDA  Award winning Alaskan ivory, recycled gold and conflict free diamond bracelets and earrings while gracefully descending the US Air Force plane steps into Mexico. 
October 2014 Péan was awarded the Viewer's Choice Award for her "Springtime at Great Falls" impasto oil painting in the Juried "Sea of Stcks and Stones" Art Exhibit at the U.S. Geological Survwy Headquaters in Reston, VA.
Gail enjoys mentoring adults and children in oil painting techniques, portfolio development and art history.

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