Flowing Spirits, watercolor on paper, 30x15", will be included in Gallery Ovo Exhibition, see below for details. © Gayle Mahoney

Flowing Spirits, watercolor on paper, 30x15", will be included in Gallery Ovo Exhibition, see below for details. © Gayle Mahoney

Welcome to Gayle Mahoney Art


I am a watercolor artist living and working in Montclair, New Jersey.

I love to observe my surroundings and capture the subtleties of the changing light, the seasons and the transformations of nature that I witness. This is partly why I am drawn to painting landscapes, waterscapes and flowers. They are constantly changing, yet the inherent qualities of one moment can be captured in a painting. I believe watercolor is the perfect vehicle to share my message: Life is short. We don’t have much time to really see, let alone enjoy, all the beauty that surrounds us. I aim to capture just a moment of that beauty in every painting, to draw viewers in, transporting them to a place of peace and wonder.

I create larger works mostly in the studio, using plein air sketches and my own photographs as source material. I paint in a precise, controlled manner, using fine detail, saturated hues and a broad range of contrast to create depth and weight. I work with a limited color palette, using eight or fewer pigments to create the full range of colors found in my work.

To view my watercolors, please visit my PORTFOLIO page.

Please connect with social media and sign my email list to find out about new work and special events.

Blog post – Marabu mixed media art supplies test
Click here to see step-by-step instructions for using Marabu Acryl Mousse, Art Crayons and Art Spray to make a painting like this:

Winter Birch, mixed media on paper

Winter Birch, mixed media on paper

New prints now available:

Birch Abstraction
from 90.00

Spring Shows

Tumbled Beach Stones II, watercolor on panel, 12x12" ©Gayle Mahoney

Tumbled Beach Stones II, watercolor on panel, 12x12" ©Gayle Mahoney

5th Annual Friends of Arts Unbound Exhibit and Benefit
Opening reception: Saturday, April 1, 5-8pm
The Dora Stern Gallery at Arts Unbound
544 Freeman Street, Orange, NJ
Curated annually by Robert Ramos, this year's show brings together more than thirty regional artists generously supporting Arts Unbound programs through an exhibit and sale of their work. Paintings from my new series Tumbled Beach Stones will be exhibited and for sale. I will also have additional limited edition prints available. Now through April 29.

Step Into Liquid – Group Show
Gallery OVO
Receptions: April 15, 7 – 10pm & April 16, 4-8pm
126 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ

14th Annual South Orange Maplewood Studio Tour
Saturday June 3rd & Sunday, June 4th, 11am - 5pm
1978 Gallery
1978 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood NJ
This year the SOMA Studio Tour is expanded to two days! Come engage with local artists and support their work! I will be exhibiting at 1978 Gallery and will have affordable original paintings and prints for sale. You can pick up the tour map at the gallery.

Workshop – Save the Date!

All classes at West Orange Arts Center
551 Valley Rd, West Orange, NJ 07052   973-325-0151

Build your own artist website using Squarespace

Two Saturdays (with homework in between)
May 6 and May 13 10-4pm
Limited to 6 attendees

This intensive, hands-on course will guide you in creating your own professional artist website with a beautiful design, clean and compelling content, with shopping cart option. Squarespace is a powerful, easy-to-use web platform designed with artists and creative entrepreneurs in mind. This is a great workshop for those starting from scratch on their sites, or looking for extra training on a Squarespace site they already have.
More than just a tech class, I will also help you create the content every artist website should have.
Your website will include: Home page, Portfolio(s), Artist Statement, Artist Bio, Blog, Contact. Optional: Artist Resume/CV, Links page, shopping cart if you want to sell through your website.
Requirements: Basic computer literacy, such as ability to use email, web, Word, etc. You will also need to bring a laptop and power cord to the workshop.
More details will be posted soon.

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