There are two things Gail Gilson Pierce can’t live without… being outdoors (preferably with her dog) and art. Trained professionally as a biologist, Pierce spent the first half of her career as an environmental educator. Working mainly with middle and high school students, her job allowed her to roam the lake country of northern Wisconsin on a daily basis. Now she devotes her professional time to art. By day she is a partner in a textile design business. On the weekends (and any time she’s able) you can find her in her home studio painting with oils on canvas, or with watercolor and thread on textiles. She creates impressionistic paintings of the landscape that sustains her. With organic shapes and vibrant colors, her work invites the viewer to “feel” the landscape as it pulses with life.
Quote: “My art is truly a very personal expression of the “sense of place” I feel in the outdoors.”