Gayle has lake water in her veins, and it flows out from her brush onto canvas and paper at Studio 410, her creative space in a local beach community.
Award-winning lake, sky, and landscapes attest to Gayle’s love affair with Lake Winnipeg. She draws on decades as a summertime live-aboard boater and a lifetime of playing on shore to create works that give voice to Manitoba’s prairie ocean. Her works are energetic, confident and take a straightforward approach. Acrylic, watercolour, and clay vie for Gayle’s attention as she splashes and squishes her way through the day.
Gayle is an active member of The WAVE Artists’ Studio Tour, cre8ery gallery, the Gimli Art Club, Creative Manitoba, Uniquely Manitoba, and The Gwen Fox Gallery. Her studio is open year-round for First Friday events, www.firstfridayswinnipegbeaches.ca and by appointment, see www.gaylehalliwell.com.
Following successful career in educational leadership, Gayle traded her pen for paintbrush in 2008 to begin colouring her world as a professional artist. Early days were a palette filled by workshops and study with recognized artists. Studio 410, her creative space in Winnipeg Beach, opened in 2012 after a year-long transformation that allows Gayle to swim in pigment every day of the year. A graduate of the AMYC Master Class and the Interlake Artists’ Mentorship have enhanced her extensive self-guided study. A decade into this adventure, Gayle is now an award-winning visual artist and a valued leader in local arts organizations and initiatives.
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