With her passion for still life, Gail Faulkner loves exploring the interplay of her compositions -- arranging
and rearranging -- to find the perfect balance. From the reflection on a favorite ceramic piece to the intricate
weave of a basket, to the never ending shapes and colors of complementary fruits, Gail captures it all with a
lush, yet precise detail that makes us wonder if it is really watercolor
Art has always played a role in Gail's life in some capacity, but it wasn't until retiring from a career in
the medical field that she attended the Philadelphia College of Art to pursue her love of the arts. After
moving to California, among the artists she studied with was Norman Kirk, a renowned Ventura County
watercolorist who encouraged Gail to stay with her style of controlled, detailed painting.
Among her many exhibits, Gail Faulkner's art appeared in the California Art Club's 2017 juried exhibit
Musical Motifs as well as their 2018 Monumental Miniatures exhibit. Gail's work has been exhibited in juried exhibits at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, and a collection of her work was featured in the Carnegie Art Museum's 2017 watercolor exhibit Soluble Power and their 2019 exhibit 'The Imaginary'. In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019, Gail was a finalist in the American Women Artists' juried spring competition. She has had solo exhibits at the Museum of Ventura County and the Buenaventura Art Association.
Among the artist's numerous awards are first place in the 2008 California Gold CoastWatercolor Society
exhibit and multiple first place awards in the Santa Paula Society of the Arts exhibits of 2008, 2009, 2010
and 2011 along with the Douglas Shively Award of Excellence in 2009 and 2010.
Following years of working in the medical field and in business, Gail now devotes herself to her love of painting
She loves the challenge of detail and realism. Her goal has never been to make a statement, but simply to find
beauty in the objects that surround her, and to give her viewers the same pleasure. Gail's award winning
watercolors can be found in collections across the country., as well as the Carnegie Art Museum of Oxnard's permanent collection and the collection of Ventura's Community Memorial Hospital/ She is an Artist Member of the California Art Club and an American Women Artists Artist of Distinction. Gail is represented by Tartaglia Fine Art in Ojai, CA.Her home and studio are in Ventura, California.