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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Recent painting sales:
One of my favorite places in New Jersey is the Kodama Koi Garden, a nursery that sells water plants and fancy Koi imported from Japan. The diffused light in greenhouses brings out the intensity of colors, light and shadow.
This limited edition print is available in two sizes, 16x16" and 30x30" and will add dramatic impact to any room.
Peony in Cream is a study in the subtle light and shadows found in the delicate petals of a peony. The shapes I see in these flowers shift and dance in the changing light of spring. I like the way some peonies have touches of pink on some of the petals.
This signed, limited edition giclée print (edition on 100) is made using the highest quality archival materials possible. Printed in the USA on acid-free cotton rag watercolor paper. ©Gayle Mahoney
Panel Discussion: The Business of Art
Thanks to all who joined me, Jared Green and Gwenn Seemel at the panel discussion. I spoke about Juried Art Shows for Visual Artists - read more about the topic on my blog. You can download a Juried Show Worksheet that will help you decide which shows to enter.
Workshop: Business Bootcamp for Artists
Business Bootcamp for Artists in partnership with Studio Montclair
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! Ideal for artists at every career stage, the course will help you find strategies to move your art business to the next level. If you have questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Six Wednesdays 7-9 pm, May 16 - June 20
Studio Montclair Members: $195 / Nonmembers: $225
Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ
Click here for more info and to register
Current Exhibition: 6th Annual Friends of Arts Unbound Exhibition and Benefit
I am so happy to have been selected to participate once again in this fabulous show! The exhibition features the work of 34 contemporary artists. Proceeds benefit the Career Coaching Program for emerging artists with disabilities and seniors at Arts Unbound. Now through the end of April.
The Dora Stern Gallery at Arts Unbound
544 Freeman Street, Orange, NJ