Greenhouse Lily, watercolor on paper, 17x17" © Gayle Mahoney

Greenhouse Lily, watercolor on paper, 17x17" © 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 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



Classes starting January 17

Upcoming 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

New Workshop: Exploring Watercolor
Discover how you can use the fluidity of watercolor to paint beautiful landscapes, still life, florals and more. Through weekly demonstrations and in-class projects, you will learn a variety of techniques and approaches to many kinds of painting subjects. We will unlock the mysteries of watercolor materials and discover what materials work best for your style.
10 Tuesdays: 7-9:30 PM, January 17 – March 28, $250

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! 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: January 19 - February 23, 7-9pm, $175

Space is limited! Click to sign up now!


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