Sun Storm

Sun Storm art
Watercolor on Paper

Sea Sweep

Sea Sweep art
Gayle Wheatley, Watercolor on Paper

New Website Design!

New Website Design! art
It’s been long in the making, but I’ve finally pulled together the design for my new home page. Yay!! It now unifies my four (yes I said 4!) websites under one single roof. No more sending people to different URL’s. Now each site is accessible directly from I have been designing each site one after the other over the last year and a half. Now that they are done, it’s time for a full redesign of my original artist site. (sigh.) So this is the first phase of that ginormous project. So have a look at the new site, and if you have a minute, let me know your thoughts, feedback, or anything else. I’d love to hear what you think!!

Featured Writer on CakeSpy

Featured Writer on CakeSpy art

Usually this blog is all about art. But, as some of you may be aware, I got my start in journalism working as an editor and a writer for various magazines and newspapers before I moved into the art and design fields. But I’ve always kept up with my writing, taking on side projects over the years. Recently I’ve started to get more involved with writing again.

I launched the blog late last year, and we’re up and blogging strong with a small team of talented writers. CultureVixen is a stylish insider’s guide to the best of contemporary creative culture, covering art, food, travel, design, style, and entertainment. I also put together a full writer’s website showcasing my writing samples at I’m currently working on integrating all my sites together at the moment, but as you can imagine it’s been super busy, busy, busy!

Then yesterday, I was featured on, named a favorite food blog by and Saveur Magazine, and featured in Sunset magazine. I’ve long had a passion for food, and a soft spot for desserts, so the article on the Danish bakery scene in Solvang, California was just up my alley! I hope you have a chance to check out the new article, and the new sites! Happy Friday!

More Songfest Illustrations

More Songfest Illustrations art

For Pepperdine University’s production of Songfest 2010, I illustrated a whole suite of design materials, from 200 foot banners, to  postcards, posters, and website images. I also drew small illustrations for the program brochure, depicting each performance, as compiled above.

The show opens tonight and runs through the 20th:

Tuesday, March 16 – Friday, March 19, 7:30p.m.
Saturday, March 20, 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.

For tickets contact the Smothers Theatre Box Office at 310-506-4522.

More Songfest Illustrations art

New Illustration for Pepperdine University

New Illustration for Pepperdine University art
Gayle Wheatley, digital
Just finished a new illustration for Pepperdine University’s production of Songfest—a musical extravaganza. This year’s theme is History in the Making, so I drew a Mayan-inspired temple with hand-drawn type that is being hoisted up in place—literally depicting history in the making! The illustration was sketched in pencil, inked over, then colored digitally in Photoshop with overlay layers of paper textures to create an old world vibe.

New Illustration for Pepperdine University art