Join us in the gallery on Saturday, March 19 from 1-3pm with artist, Gale Smith, for a special “Meet the Artist” Event! Gale will be visiting from her new home in Virginia Beach, VA, to bring new art to the gallery.
Having studied at UNC Chapel Hill, Gale considers painting as an ongoing study. Recently, she studied with Robert Longley at the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, MA and also with Lois Griffel, the former director of the Cape Cod School of Art.
Gale found a new interest in working with copper a few years ago. As a plein air painter, she began using copper panels as her canvas and loved how the copper made her colors warm and vibrant.
She experiments with different gauges of copper and mediums and discovered that inks and oils on copper made colors radiate vibrantly. Never quite sure where the colors and copper will take her, Gale paints, cuts and weaves two abstract paintings together to create a dimensional piece of art. The soft gentle curves that she cuts into the copper, allows her to form the piece into soothing and thought provoking structural designs. It is her desire that the viewer will experience a personal interaction with her art. Often, she writes small quotes, prayers or poems that relate to the piece of work on the back of the copper strips and weaves them into the design.
Gale is an award winning artist with her works exhibited in galleries, private collections and corporate installations.