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Supply, NC

Gail Black


Gail Black is a native North Carolinian who has created art in various media since childhood. Her work has been influenced by the landscape of the Carolinas, with easy access to mountains and coast as well as urban and rural area. During a corporate career in information technology, she studied and traveled to workshops to further her art. After years of working mostly in water media, she has returned to painting in oils.

Gail’s painting style is representational but emphasizes a strong abstract structure with contrasting values and bold paint application that results in paintings that spark excitement with her abstracted view of nature. The strongly textured work portrays a sense of a subject rather than its precise image. The artist sees landscapes not simply as trees and hills, but shapes, color, and lines that define and show rhythm.