Gayle  Lewis
Gayle Lewis - photo courtesy of artist

My artwork mainly consists of landscapes of the Four Corners, which are painted en plein air (outdoors). Being able to capture light within two hours and paint in less than ideal weather conditions can be challenging. However, it is definitely worth it to see a painting come to fruition. I enjoy painting from life (alla prima) preferably the landscape, which provides me with inexhaustible subject matter. Painting mainly with pastels, I am able to create scenes with vivid color. When painting with oil, especially outdoors, I prefer to use the palette knife. Creating a painting is a continuous journey of success and failure that I can see myself doing until the limitations of old age intercede.

Education

Art courses and workshops; Art Students' League, Denver, CO; San Juan College, Farmington, NM

Teaching Affiliations:

2004-2007 Instructor, Drawing I & II, San Juan College, Farmington, NM

Community Involvement / Other Accomplishments

Farmington Chamber of Commerce, Farmington, NM

Artist Exhibits

Juried:
2009 - 18th Annual National Pastel Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM; 2004 - Ouray County Arts Association; 2002 - Durango Arts Center; 2001 - Durango Arts Center; 1999 - Farmington Gateway Museum, Farmington, NM; 1998 through 2002 - Ouray County Arts Association; 1995 through 1997 - Riverfest Arts Fair, Farmington, NM; 1995 - Ouray County Arts Association. Awards: 2009 - Juror’s Choice, Farmington Gateway Museum, Farmington, NM; 2008 – First Place Pastel, Artists’ Alpine Holiday National Exhibition, Ouray, CO; 2005 - Jurors' Choice, Fort Lewis College; 2004 - Jurors' Choice, Fort Lewis College.

Individual:
1996 - San Juan College, Farmington, NM; 2004 - New Works, San Juan College, Farmington, NM

Group:
2009  - Color, Form and Content, Henderson Fine Arts Gallery, San Juan College, Farmington, NM; 2008 - Henderson Fine Arts Gallery, San Juan College, Farmington, NM; 2007 - Art Faculty Exhibit, Henderson Fine Arts Gallery, San Juan College, Farmington, NM; 2005 - Mill Atelier Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; 2005 - Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO; 2005 - Henderson Fine Arts Gallery, San Juan College, Farmington, NM; 2004 - Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO; 2004 - Pine River Library, Bayfield, CO; 2004 - Five Women's Works, Farmington Civic Center, Farmington, NM; 2003 - Four Women: Diversities in Art, Farmington Civic Center, Farmington, NM

Biographical Resources

artist; www.gaylelewis.com ; http://www.fourcornerspleinairpainters.com/GayleLewis.htm; http://www.gaylelewis.com/about.htm

Sunset Over Cedar Ridge
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