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 watercolor portfolio or acrylic + mixed media portfolio, please visit the ARTWORK page.
Please connect with social media and sign my email list to find out about new work and special events.
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.
Six Thursday nights: Oct. 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, Dec. 8
Art Skills Brush-up: Series of one-day refresher courses in basic art elements. Revisit concepts you may have studied in art school in order to amp up your current work. Or, if you have never taken studio art foundation classes, this is a great way to get some pointers! Classes include hands-on projects to give you a fun, creative work-out! Topics include:
Composition and elements of design
Saturday, October 15, 10am - 1pm
Color theory and palette development
Saturday, October 29, 10am - 1pm
Perspective and grids
Saturday, November 19, 10am - 1pm
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