A long-time resident of Alberta, Gail Ann was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, lived in four provinces and has traveled coast to coast in this vast and beautiful country.
Gail Ann grew up in an artistic family surrounded by people who instilled in her a great appreciation for her natural surroundings. She has that inherent need to express herself through art.
Having embarked on her artistic journey by exploring many crafts and art forms, she eventually began teaching groups and individuals along the way. She finally took up the brush and oils about thirty years ago and hasn’t been able to put them down since. She has been commissioned to do numerous scenes of people’s favourite memories, ie vacation spots, hometown scenes, as well as pet portraits. She works mainly with oils and acrylics, but has also produced many works in watercolour and mixed media...always exploring, always experimenting.
Her works are found in private collections across this country as well as in residences and businesses in Japan.
While her favoured subjects are birds of prey and Canadian and exotic wildlife, she also finds her inspiration in the landscapes she has seen in her travels in North America and abroad.
Currently Gail Ann is a Director on the Chestermere Fine Art Guild board as well as their Workshop/Demo coordinator.