Gail Joseph has painted for many years, beginning at the knee of her mother and aunt, both of whom painted throughout their lives. In College, she studied art with Cameron St. John Paulin and Carl Hall, a noted NW teacher and artist, at Willamette University. In Her travels, Gail fell in love with the wonderful museums of Europe and America and the magnificent art found in them. Her style comes from this historical perspective and the admiration felt from her experience with the old masters. Gail's favorite is 16th and 17th Century Flemish still life paintings.
Gail continued painting with Fran Kemper, watercolorist and teacher well known in Portland, Oregon art circles as well as artist, John Waddingham known for painting watercolors, acrylic and oils and for being the art critic for Portland's Oregonian newspaper.
She has studied with California artists Carolyn Hawley, renowned across the West for her still life and western works and Luce Felts, Southern Californian who paints desert and still life work.
Currently, Gail is under the tutelalge of Dorothy Fitzgerald, a Vancouver, Washington artist who specializes in still life. Ms. Fitzgerald exhibits in Palm Springs, and Carmel, California and Bevercreek, Colorado. Gail has been in juried shows in Palm Desert, California and Oregon Society of Artists, Portland ,Oregon as well as many exhibits in Rancho Mirage, California.