Big Sur River Stones, watercolor on panel, 20x20"  © Gayle Mahoney

Big Sur River Stones, watercolor on panel, 20x20"  © 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.

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New prints now available:

Birch Abstraction
from 90.00



Coming soon: Holiday cards!

Fall workshops and demos:

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, Boone, North Carolina

I will be giving a free demo in how to use Marabu Creative products in a variety of art media.
Saturday, October 7, 10-4 pm
Free! Tell your friends in eastern NC to come on by!

Free event with samples and door prizes! #madewithmarabu
374 Industrial Park Dr, Boone, NC 28607 | (828) 262-5459

Hands On Creativity
Plaza Artist Materials, Towson, Maryland

Saturday, October 14, Noon-5 pm and Sunday, October 15, Noon-5 pm
Free! Tell your friends in the Towson/Baltimore area to come on by!

I will be demonstrating how to use Marabu Creative products for artists of all levels and abilities in a lot of different media. In addition to Marabu Creative product demos, this event features demos by artist educators in just about every medium imaginable. Free event with samples and door prizes! #madewithmarabu
519 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204 | (410) 823-6406

Next exhibition: 20/20

In this unique exhibition, all artworks are 20x20" – in honor of the 20th anniversary of Studio Montclair!
Academy Square Gallery | 33 Plymouth St., Montclair, NJ
Artist Reception: Friday, October 20, 2017, 6-9pm
Exhibition dates: October 13 – December 15, 2017

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