"Old Charleston" by Gail Meyer
"City Abstract" (SOLD) Clarksville, TN
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I started painting when I was 9 years old in oils. My parents bought me a paint by number set and an artist was born! Soon I was bursting at the seams and wanted to paint on my own and not by the constraints of the paint by number canvases. At 10 I produced my first original oil painting which turned out to be a Monet style. I was hooked on art and all the pleasure it gave me.
After marriage my art took a back seat to my husband and raising my two little girls. I did however awaken my love of art when my husband, who was in the Air Force, was deployed overseas to Thailand during the Vietnam War. I took oil painting classes with Eleanor Thompson, a retired art professor from Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Every Monday myself and four other students painted in her basement for four hours and received individual attention. She opened my eyes to my full potiential as an artist and I am thankful for her teaching abilities. The next twenty years were comprised of frequent military moves, ups and downs of life and then during my 30's I went back to college. I retrived my oil paints and started painting again; but, at that time I was introduced to acrylic paints and my whole style of painting changed from realist to an impressionist. Acrylics dry fast; so, I had to paint quickly and a new impressionistic style emerged. I began to paint like I did when I was 9 with unabanded creativity. I enjoy painting and evolving through the years. What's next...."Pastels" I can't wait to discover myself again and again through art. Please browse my galleries for a look at eclectic art!
Gail Meyer at the DAC Gallery
Title of painting "City Walk"
Tennessee Pastures by Gail Meyer (SOLD)