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 United States proudly hold her work. This multi-talented artist has several limited edition prints, a greeting card line, and commissioned work including prints of "Summit House at Big Mountain Ski Area" in Whitefish, Montana. Clients include Coors Brewing Company, Directors Mortgage, and Oncology Radiological Associates of Sacramento, Back To Work Physical Therapy, local School Districts and many other professional clienteles.
A past certified Gold Level Grumbacher Team instructor, Gayle's teaching includes both adult and children's classes at such diverse venues as Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Mendocino Art Center, Sierra College, 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.
Gayle's art is represented for licensing exclusively by Studio Voltaire.
Awards & Recognition
Gayle was invited as one of The California Masters for the 2011 KVIE on air Art Auction.
Gayle was invited in 2010 as watercolor juror to donate a piece to the K.V.I.E. Channel 6 Art Auction.
Gayle's work has been juried into the 1993 through 2009 K.V.I.E. Channel 6 Art Auction.
In 2008, Gayle was voted "Favorite Visual Artist" of Sierra Style Magazine.
2004, 2007-2010, KVIE each year selected Gayle as a Special Collection Artist, which highlights artists who are collectable in our region.
The Grand Opening of j27 Gallery Hits the Ground Running With Master Artists and Great Location
D’vine Furniture & Design and Gayle Rappaport-Weiland forge a Business relationship selling her art
Art for a Cause – Collaborating To Benefit Art, Charity, and Real Estate
Local Artist's Watercolor Flows onto the National Scene
Gayle's collaboration piece "Soul Survivor: Symbol of Hope" with Gini Crepps was featured on the TV show Rob on the Road in July 2010. Gayle was also quoted related to this project in an article in the SacBee.
As curator, Gayle has brought together some of Northern California's finest artists in the Patris S12 Gallery in Sacramento.
Gayle was selected as June 2009 artist of the month for Clear Bags marketing collateral.
Featured in the premiere March 2006 edition of "Rocklin View Magazine", the Life Magazine of Rocklin.
Art featured in the 2006 Banners on the Boulevard, Sac Metropolitan Arts commission
Gayle's Art Wall was filmed for a series on HGTV called "Look What I Did". Local newspapers picked up the story and the Sacramento Bee featured her in a Home and Garden article in November 2005.
Gayle's Window to The World limited edition print was selected in 2003 by Java Art to appear on their coffee sleeves nationwide.
For full press coverage go to www.grappaport.com
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. Iâ€™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.