From the moment Aunt Maggie first taught her that, “...trees are not just green, they have MANY colors in them, “ Gayle Etcheverry’s artistic journey has been an adventure of vibrant style and intelligent substance.
Growing up in the small
Michigan town of Holt, Gayle went from crayons to paint brushes
quickly. By the time she set up her easel in her high school’s advanced
art class, her insatiable drive was so developed she earned a coveted
spot in the state’s regional competition. In that first contest of her
ability, the budding artist not only won second place, but also the
honor of having her work displayed in the office of her local
As Gayle’s skills matured
and the repertoire of her tools and techniques expanded, so did her
horizons. No longer content to paint the colorful trees of Michigan,
she explored the stomping grounds of the great artists of the world; the
streets of Paris, the halls of the Louvre, the old haunts of Picasso
and Dali. The experience not only opened her eyes to the artistic
history surrounding her, it opened Gayle Etcheverry up to the future art
Settling in the creative
land of Los Angeles, California, her non-stop energy quickly established
Gayle as a “doer” who gets things done. Building her portfolio and her
list of contacts, the artist systematically canvassed the region with
her paintings. Her efforts soon paid off with art shows in prominent
venues like, Ghettogloss Gallery, Gallery 800 and The Corey Helford Gallery. And with her foray into the World Wide Web, the sales of her original paintings and prints took off.
Discovering she had the
chops for scenic art, Gayle the multi-tasker, joined the Art Director’s
Guild; enabling her to spend months of her busy year collaborating with
the top scenic artists of stage and television. Among her recent
credits are the Academy Awards Red Carpet Event, Screen Actors Guild
Awards, Miss Universe Pageant, NBC, CBS and Fox Sports.
Like one of Aunt Maggie’s
green trees, Gayle has branched out and become an illustration comprised
of many colors. Today, when she isn’t spending time with her husband,
Blaine, or walking her Australian Shepherd dog, Lucy, Gayle the Artist
can be found exhibiting her newest creations on her website; GaylesPaintings.com, (as well as on YouTube and Facebook).
And she can be viewed regularly on her fan-favorite BlogTV show; where
she teaches aspiring artists how to paint green trees of their own.