Kodama Koi Pond, watercolor on paper, 22x30" © Gayle Mahoney

Kodama Koi Pond, watercolor on paper, 22x30" © Gayle Mahoney

Welcome to Gayle Mahoney Art

I am a full time 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 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 paints in a precise, controlled manner, using fine detail, saturated hues and a broad range of contrast to create depth and weight. I works 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 blog post - Fabriano Artistico Cold Pressed Paper test
Click here to read about the qualities of this cold-pressed paper


New prints now available:

Fall workshops at West Orange Art Center

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

Visit the Workshops page for more info and to register

Business Bootcamp for Artists: Love making the work but hate the business side of being an artist? Beefing up your business skills will help take some of the pain out of the process! I will be teaching this hands-on six-week course starting in October. Ideal for artists at every career stage, the course will help you find strategies to move your art business to the next level. Course topics include setting goals and creating business plans specifically for artists, small business organizational tools, business licenses and resale numbers, NJ sales tax requirements for in-state and out-of-state sales, and using web, social media and other platforms for promoting and selling your work, residencies and grants for artists. Participants will also be offered opportunity for individual consultation.
Six Thursday nights: Oct. 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, Dec. 8

New and Alternative Materials in Watercolor: One-day workshop that explores new and nontraditional materials and techniques for watercolor artists. Demonstrations of how to use watercolor papers, boards, water mediums and paints. Learn alternatives to framing for displaying and preserving your work. Hands-on projects will allow you to experiment with materials you may not have used before, and each participant will receive a sample kit to keep. Suitable for anyone working in any water media and mixed media.
Saturday, November 5, 10am - 1pm

Space is limited! Click to sign up now!

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