Featured: 3rd Place National Winner

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Gail Sutherland

“Expressing myself visually has always come naturally and my preferred medium is watercolour. This medium requires me to respond as much to it, as to my subject and best reflects my artistic pursuits and nature. I am an avid hiker and the rugged beauty of the Maritimes and the people who reside here have been an endless source of inspiration for my work. Art and the act of its creation have provided me with numerous gifts, insights and enrich my life immeasurably. My hope is that by sharing my work and passion, it will somehow do the same for others.”

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Gail Sutherland is originally from Montreal and moved to Nova Scotia in the spring of 1990. She obtained her Fine Arts degree at John Abbott College then completed her BFA at Concordia University, with a specialization in graphic design. While working as a graphic designer Gail pursued her love for painting in watercolour, studying with various artists including Helmut Gerth, Judy Garfin, Alvaro Castagnet and Brian Atyeo. In 2011, Gail became an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour.

“ To simplify, to focus, to balance the seen with the unseen,
to capture the spirit, heart & soul the painting’s reason for being. ”

GALLERIES
Bedford Eye Care, Bedford, NS Crouchers Pt. Gallery Glen Haven, NS Dunes Studio Gallery Brackley Beach, PE Lyghtesome Art Gallery, Antigonish, NS Teichert Gallery, Halifax, NS

EDUCATION
Watercolour workshops; Brian Atyeo, Alvaro Castagnet, Judy Garfin and Helmut Gerth NSCAD University Halifax, NS – Certificate in Computer Graphics Concordia University Montreal, QC – BFA, Specialization in Graphic Design Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal – classes in life drawing and watercolour
John Abbott College Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC – DEC, Fine Arts Degree

EXHIBITIONS

Lunenburg Art Gallery / A Brush of Autumn Colour  / Plein Air / Lunenburg, NS / Sept 30th 2017
Paint Peggy’s Cove / Peggy’s Cove, NS / July 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
Lunenburg Art Gallery / Coastal Impressions: Works by Three Nova Scotian Artists / May 30th – June 25th, 2017
​Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival / Parrsboro, NS / June 15th – June 18th, 2017
Plein Air Painters, Blue Mountain Birch Cove Wilderness Area / Group Show / Keshen Goodman Library, Halifax, NS / June 3 -30th, 2017 ​
Fabriano in Acquarello 2017 / Watercolour International Convention / Group Show/ Fabriano, Italy / April 20th – 23rd, 2017
​Teichert Gallery / Group Show / Halifax, NS / October 2016
IWS Canada / 1st International Watercolor Biennale / Juried Group Show / Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC / July 5 – 30, 2016
Crouchers Pt. Gallery /  “A Celebration of Art in Bedford” / Group Show / July 25-31, 2016
Lunenburg Art Gallery / Paint the Sea on Site / Group Show / Lunenburg, NS / July 16 & 17, 2016
SWOON at Novel Tea / Group Show / Truro, NS / February 2016
SWOON at Embassy Towers / Group Show / Halifax, NS / January 2016
Teichert Gallery / Group Show / Halifax, NS / October 2015
Crouchers Pt. Gallery / Group Show / Scott Manor House, Bedford, NS / August 24-29, 2015
SWOON Mini / Group Show / Halifax, NS / June – July 2015
Halifax Art Map / Group Show / Teichert Gallery , Halifax, NS / April 2014
SWOON Fine Art & Antiques “Farm Life”/  Group Show / Hammonds Plains, NS / July 2013
Dunes Studio Gallery / One of the Featured Artist at the Opening Reception / June 2013
Halifax Art Map / Group Show / Art Sales & Rental Gallery / May 2013
SWOON Fine Art & Antiques “Winterscene” / Group Show / Hammonds Plains, NS / 2013
Maples Gallery / Halifax, NS / 2012
Halifax Art Map FRED / Halifax, NS / 2010, 20011 & 2012
Art Sales & Rental / Halifax, NS / 2011
Visual Arts Nova Scotia “Paris Salon” / The Craig Gallery, Dartmouth, NS / 2011
Annual GAPACC Exhibit / Guysbourough, Antigonish & Pictou, NS / 2002,2003, 2004 & 2010
The Shubenacadie Art Show and Sale / Fairbanks Interpretive Centre, Dartmouth, NS / 2010
The Shubenacadie Art Connection / 2009
(Gallery 215, Tin Smith Shop Museum, Elmsdale Station, Advantage Frame and Gallery & Fairbanks Centre)
From Land and Sea / Book launch at Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS / 2009
Maples Decor Gallery / Featured Artist / Bedford, NS / 2009
Gallery 215 / Maitland, NS / 2009
Tatamagouche Film Festival / Tatamagouche, NS / 2006
Annual Invitational Group Show / Lyghtesome Art Gallery, Antigonish, NS / 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006
Romancing the Gallery / UCCB Art Gallery, Cape Breton, NS / 2006
Government House / Group Show / Halifax, NS / 2005
A Classic Tradition Life Drawing / Group Show / St. F.X. University Gallery, Antigonish, NS / 2005
Four Friends & a Potter / UCCB Art Gallery, Cape Breton, NS / 2004
I.O.D.E Annual Fall Art Show Featured Artist in 2001 / Sydney, NS / 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 & 2003
4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Annual Gala and Silent Auction / UCCB Art Gallery, Cape Breton, NS / 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003
Fortress of Louisbourg Historic Site of Canada /  Louisbourg, NS / 2000
Rare Earth / Group Show / Acadia University, Wolfville, NS / 2000
In-Sight Art Gallery / Sydney Mines, NS / 2001 & 2002
Seven Sisters / UCCB Art Gallery, Cape Breton, NS / 1999
Whitney Pier Festival of Visual Arts / Group Show/ Whitney Pier, NS / 1999
2nd Annual Gala and Silent Auction / UCCB Art Gallery, Cape Breton, NS / 1998
Centre Scolaire Etoile de L’Acadie / Sydney, NS / 1998
Center Bras d’ Or / Baddeck, NS / 1998
“Kindred Spirits”/ UCCB Art Gallery, Cape Breton, NS / 1998
Inaugural Exhibition “Images and Reflections” / Group Show / UCCB Art Gallery, Cape Breton, NS / 1997
Life & Landscapes “A view of Cape Breton Island” / Gardner’s Gallery, Sydney, NS / 1997

For more about Gail Sutherland, please visit her website at www.gailsutherland.ca

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