Kodama Koi Pond, watercolor on paper, 30x22"  © Gayle Mahoney

Kodama Koi Pond, watercolor on paper, 30x22"  © 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 prints now available:

Birch Abstraction
from 90.00

Fall workshops at West Orange Arts Center

Register early - classes fill up fast!

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.
Eight Tuesdays, 7-9 PM – $200
Class starts Tuesday, September 12

(Class dates: Sept. 12, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24; Nov. 7, 14)
Click here for more info or 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!  Ideal for artists at every career stage, the course will help you find strategies to move your art business to the next level.
Six Thursdays starting Sept. 21, 7-9 pm – $175
(Sept. 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2)
Click here for more info or to register!

Next exhibition:
Getaways: Escape-Inspired Art


Arts Unbound Showcase Gallery

July - August 2017
Reception dates to be announced.
100 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040
My recent "Tumbled Beach Pebbles" series will be on display as part of this vacation-themed exhibition. The gallery will also have limited edition prints of my watercolors available.
Gallery Hours:
Wednesday-Friday 11am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4:00pm

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