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 and open year-round for events, workshops and by appointment.
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.
Gayle has shown with cre8ery, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Manitoba Society of Artists, Gwen Fox Gallery, Gimli Art Club, and the New Iceland Heritage Museum. Works are in collections across North America, and her well-known art cards have found their way around the world.
Gayle Halliwell: member of The WAVE Artists’ Studio Tour, cre8ery gallery, Gimli Art Club, Creative Manitoba, and The Gwen Fox Gallery.