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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Featured print:

Birch Abstraction
from 90.00

Upcoming workshops

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 sessions – $175
Next session starts in April
West Orange Arts Center
551 Valley Rd, West Orange, NJ 07052   973-325-0151

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 mysteriesof watercolor materials and discover what materials work best for your style. You will also learn how to love and engage the accidental aspects of watercolor and how to plan and compose paintings with special consideration for the qualities and quirks of this fun and fascinating medium. Classes include weekly demonstrations, guided projects to stretch your skills, and individualized guidance for painters at any level.
Eight sessions – $200
Next session starts in APRIL
West Orange Arts Center
551 Valley Rd, West Orange, NJ 07052   973-325-0151

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