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Artist Gayle Isabelle Ford


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 Born and raised in New Orleans, Gayle's earliest memories are her love of drawing and animals. Her high school art instructor encouraged her to enter a art competition presented by the Art Association of New Orleans, and the result was a scholarship awarded to Gayle at the McCrady School of Fine and Applied Arts, located in the French Quarter.
During her years of raising a family, Gayle pursued her studies through art classes in the evenings, and, eventually studying illustration, photography and fine art through the local community college in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where she was residing.
After moving to Colorado and working as a staff illustrator for Interweave Press for over nine years, Gayle decided to return to her love of fine art.
Feeling comfortable with oils, watercolor, acrylic and graphite, all are favorite mediums for Gayle. She uses them all to capture aspects of nature and the play of light and shadows that most people may miss in their hurried lives. These are favorite subjects to draw or paint.
 
 
 
Membership:  Oil Painters of America,  The International Guild of Realism, Virginia Watercolor Society, Portrait Society of America.
 
AWARDS AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2020 - Featured artist on Artsy Shark, June 1, 22020
2019 - "Reflection" chosen into the 14th annual group exhibit of the International Guild of Realism. Exhibit held in the Principle Gallery in   historic Olde Towne Alexandria, Va.
2019 - "Amazing Fall" was selected as part of the FAV15% in the April BoldBrush Painting competition.
2019 - My artwork was published in the showcase article of Artsy Shark.
2019 - "Orchid" was selected in the Virginia Watercolor Society Exhibition to be held at the Workhouse Arts Center, in Lorton, Virginia. The exhibition is held May 25th to August 2nd, 2019
2018 - "Reflection" was awarded the Annie Liverman Allen Memorial Award of Distinction the the Virginia [...]

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