Weisman Museum of Art Exhibition

I will be exhibiting a collection of my “bubble girl” paintings at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu, California! The show will be on view:

April 29 – May 2, 2008
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 – 6:00 P.M.
Friday 11:00 – 6:00 P.M. & 8:30 – 10:00 P.M.
Private Artists’ Reception: Thursday May 1, 12:00 – 1:30 P.M.

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
General information: 310.506.4851
http://www.pepperdine.edu/arts/museum/

Here’s an excerpt about me from the artist’s catalog that was published for the exhibition:

“Since my art is heavily influenced by the
destinations I’ve traveled to, my paintings are
filled with cultural references that are combined
to form a rich visual language. Additionally,
inspired by the years I spent in Japan, my compositions and line
work reflect the influence of ukiyo-e, while conceptually exploring the
relationship between unique distinctions and the ordinary.”

Weisman Museum of Art Exhibition art

I hope to see you at the museum!

-Gayle

Wilderness Girl

Wilderness Girl art
Illustration Friday: Primitive
Sketch on paper for now…this week has been too crazy, but the finished colored illustration is coming soon!

The Clumsy Ninja

The Clumsy Ninja art
“The Clumsy Ninja” illustrates the concept FAIL, from Illustration Friday.
Colored Pencil on Paper, 8.5″ x 12″

The Clumsy Ninja art

Saving Mermaids from Drowning

Saving Mermaids from Drowning art

This illustration was inspired by Illustration Friday’s topic: Save.
In the drawing, a mermaid shops at the upscale “Sea Bubble Boutique” for a land hat to wear out of water. Each “Sea Bubble” is filled with salt water, and accessorized with various sea creatures. I modeled some of the fish and critters after marine life I’ve seen while scuba diving. This illustration was a blast to do!

Colored Pencil on Paper, 10” x 12”
Details:
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Saving Mermaids from Drowning art
Saving Mermaids from Drowning art

Pet Peeves, served with Sushi

Pet Peeves, served with Sushi art
I know this is a little late, but I finally got it done!

An illustration about Pet Peeves, for illustration Friday. This is one of my biggest pet peeves–people droning on and on without a care if the listener is bored! Media: Colored Pencil & Pen on Paper

(text reads: “And the story droned on and on and on all around her, for quite a significant amount of time. But thankfully all was quiet in the tiny space around her head. And in this space she could think, and dream, and wait out the blizzard of endless babble disguised in the form of words and sentences, forming truly mindless chatter.”)

Pet Peeves, served with Sushi art