Lake water is Gayle’s lifeblood, splashing images of lake, sky and land as it flows onto canvas through her brush. “I feel bliss wash over me when in my studio; it’s where my heart sings” she says about her creative space. It took almost a year to turn a neglected cottage in Winnipeg Beach into Studio 410 – a venue dedicated to art.
From a childhood cabin in Matlock to summer liveaboard boater and finally lakeside artist, Gayle’s journey has seen a lifetime connected to Lake Winnipeg. Her award-winning paintings, playful pottery and experiments grace homes across the continent. Reflecting Gayle’s personality, her works are energetic, confident and warm but have a healthy spattering of playfulness. Acrylic, watercolour, and clay lure her to brush and squish the day away.
Surfing on a wave of new tech knowledge, Gayle has plans to launch online workshops, short videos, e-sales of works, and a renewed presence on social media. Follow her journey on Facebook: Studio410 Visual Arts by Gayle Halliwell.
Gayle is an active member of The WAVE Artists’ Studio Tour, cre8ery gallery, the Gimli Art Club, Creative Manitoba, and The Gwen Fox Gallery. Studio 410 is open year-round for events, workshops, and by appointment, see www.gaylehalliwell.com.
Gayle Halliwell is a graduate of the AMYC Master Class and the Interlake Artists’ Mentorship, and has completed scores of learning experiences during her transformation from educational leader to lakeside artist. She launched her professional practice in 2008 and opened Studio 410 in 2012.
Gayle’s works have been in shows with cre8ery, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Manitoba Society of Artists, Gwen Fox Gallery, Gimli Art Club & Gallery, and the New Iceland Heritage Museum. Her works are in collections across North America, and her well-known art cards have found their way around the world.
Gayle has hosted numerous art events at Studio 410 including First Fridays at the Beaches and Culture Days. Guest artists, music sessions, book launches, workshops, celebrations, and shows have brought a range of people into the space. In 2022, and as public health guidelines allow, Studio 410 will again open its doors to people and all things creative.
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