I’m traveling around Iceland right now, and it’s truly AMAZING!!! I love it!! This is definitely one of my favorite destinations in the world. This shot was taken in Reykjavik at midnight! Lovin’ the arctic sun!
My latest art exhibit just came to a close, and it was a big success! It was amazing to be able to show such a large collection of my paintings! Thank you to all those who came out!!!
Gayle Wheatley outside the Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu, California
Gayle with her paintings
the artist’s reception
with museum director Michael Zakian
with artist Tyson Wintibaugh
with photographer Ron Hall
I drove up to Santa Barbara this afternoon and ended up getting evacuated because of the fire.
It moved in so fast, and all of a sudden the sky was black all around and above. When I was leaving, to my horror, you could see the whole city burning, right downtown and in the hills too, all engulfed in bright red flames upon the mountains and burning right on top of homes
Strange purple clouds over a green ocean…
the glow of a fire sunset
Sushi, sushi, sushi…can’t get enough of it? Then you’ve gotta check out SustainableSushi.net, run by the talented Casson Trenor, who also has a book out that serves as a guide to sustainable sushi and keeping ourselves and our oceans healthy. Casson recently featured me and my artwork on his site, and I was very flattered to read all the wonderful things he said about me!
“Gayle Wheatley is a well-known artist based in the Los Angeles area. She is supremely talented and works in an impressive array of media, including oil on canvas, illustration, and graphic design. Her work is displayed in numerous exhibitions and galleries around the world, and much of it has been snapped up by art collectors who lamentably discovered her before I did.
Gayle spent two years living in Japan, and I’m guessing that this is at least part of what has inspired her to use sushi imagery in her work. What interests me about Gayle’s art is her uncanny ability to depict the connection between sushi and life…
…Gayle has managed to use sushi to portray these undersea organisms as the vivacious, mysterious, beating-heart marvels that they are. Her vibrant, almost monstrous depictions of the animals “behind the sushi” strikes a chord with me. Salmon roe sport teeth, similar to those they would have developed had they been allowed to hatch and mature. A clutch of eels writhe and squirm against a nori yoke, struggling mightily to escape a hackneyed kabeyaki fate. Cold- or warm-blooded, exo- or endo-skeletal, shelled or scaled, pelagic or benthic… it makes no difference. Gayle’s work ably demonstrates that all of the ocean’s inhabitants merit our reverence, as does the amazingly complex ecosystem that they compose.”
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I’ll be showing a collection of 17 paintings (!) from my Emotional Landscapes series at the Wesiman Museum of Art in Malibu, California.
The Artist’s Reception:
Thursday May 7, 12:00-1:30p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
There is no admission charge.
Museum Hours: 11:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
(The show will only be up for one week! Tues May 5-Friday May 8)
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy