Monster Sushi Art Featured on

Monster Sushi Art Featured on art

Sushi, sushi, sushi…can’t get enough of it? Then you’ve gotta check out, 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.”

To read the full story, click here:

Thanks Casson!

Monster Sushi Art Featured on art
Monster Sushi Art Featured on 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.”)


Ebi art
Acrylic on Canvas, 6 x 9 inches
Ebi art

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