Showy Lady Slipper III
Gail takes inspiration from botanicals, birds, or landscapes. This “Lady Slippers” framed art quilt starts as a watercolor pencil drawing on PFD (prepared for dyeing) cotton. She paints blocks of color made of watercolor and ink. After that, the “thread painting” details are added to enhance the design and make it more dimensional and textural.
Framed: 13’’ x 10.5’’
About the Artist
Gail Gilson Pierce
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. Based out of her northern Wisconsin studio, she paints with oils on canvas, or with dye 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.”
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