Designer, teacher, watercolor artist, rancher and inventor, Gayle Weisfield could easily be described as the “Renaissance Woman” of the Columbia River Gorge.
She has designed houses, restaurants, theaters, menus, and graphics.
Gayle teaches her watercolor techniques at workshops in Hawaii, San Miguel, Mexico, Cannon Beach, Oregon, the California coast, The Dalles Art Center in Oregon, and soon will instruct in beautiful Guatemala, Central America.
She is a realistic landscape artist who captures the feel of the northwest landscape with a fresh, direct, bold wet in wet technique. Strong design and negative value patterns are her trademark.
Born in Ogden Utah, Gayle moved with her family to Lyle, Washington in the 60’s. Growing up on a ranch overlooking Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge, she developed a deep love for country life, and the beautiful scenery of the area. She now lives on and is resurrecting the family ranch.
Inventor of the BogaBoard™ Watercolor Paper Stretcher, a revolutionary way to prepare paper for watercolor. Gayle wanted a stretcher board that was easy to use, would save time, and would eliminate the aggravation associated with most other techniques. She wanted it to be a pleasure, not a chore, to stretch paper. So, she had to create it herself.
A student of life, Gayle attended the University of Washington and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She spent the next year touring Europe on a motor scooter. There, she continued to paint while having an opportunity to study the art and architecture of the great masters. Click Here To View Gayle Weisfield’s Website