About G. Rappaport-W.Fine Arts
Gayle Rappaport-Weiland brings the same originality, enthusiasm, energy and heart to her paintings as she does to her life. Using rule-breaking techniques that set her apart from the crowd, she creates beautiful impressionistic works, using watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. Her qualifications and expertise, both as an artist, teacher, curator, juror and on-air personality are widely recognized and respected.
Gayle's paintings have been exhibited in galleries and personal exhibitions throughout the western United States and are shown in a variety of galleries located throughout the West Coast. Collectors throughout the world proudly hold her work. This multi-talented artist has several limited edition prints, a greeting card line, and creates fashion merchandise with VIDA. .
A certified Golden Artist Educator and instructor, Gayle's teaching has included both adult and children's classes at such diverse venues as Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Mendocino Art Center, Sierra College, and Cuesta College to name a few. to name a few.
Gayle has been interviewed on radio, television, and for newspapers, magazines and art publications. Coined the energizer bunny of the art world, Gayle relishes sharing her knowledge and passion for the limitless world of art with people of all ages. Her ability to express shades of mood and feeling through her work, coupled with her professionalism and contagious excitement, ensures that both her students and art clients receive a successful and positive art experience.
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I paint, teach, consult, curate and jury because I can communicate my inner most feeling through my work in the field of art. My goal is to be the best person I can be and share my integrity and enthusiasm through my straightforward and direct approach to life.
I am a painter, and teacher, who speak from the heart. I began as a watercolorist and incorporated acrylics into my style several years ago. Acrylics give me the unlimited freedom of expression and a contempory aspect to my work. It fulfills my desire to work larger, with alternative materials using an intuitive process that imposes no limits. I love the freedom of abstract painting and the discipline of impressionism. I’d like to say that I am in control of the painting process, but I truly am not. The painting is my guide and I allow it to take me to new heights. I adore texture, movement and candor in my work. It is all about reaching the inner depths of my souls energy and pouring it onto the canvas.
When I paint I am part of another world. I begin a piece by loosely putting color to the canvas. Many decisions go on while painting. It is a give and take endeavor, much like life. I intuitively know when my piece is prepared for the public to view. A feeling of satisfaction and joy comes over me. It is important to me that my paintings bring happiness and evoke an emotional response.
All the dreams I have painted in my mind continue to come true.
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