Gail Eileen Balfe
Gail Balfe is a senior professional artist painting in Toronto and showing online. She has two websites, www.yorkvillestudio.com shows work done before 2012 and www. gailbalfe.com, which shows current work in two series, equine art and portraits of birds. These are her new passions, both longstanding icons of the natural world, stirling reps of perfection.
Gail spends more time outdoors these days, enraptured with natural life. The plethora of colours and living things call to her to record a slice of what she experiences during this short trip to earth.
Gail says, "I can neatly carve up my life as an artist into three equal periods, fifteen years a stained glass artist, fifteen years as a teacher/painter and this new period as simply a painter of life in the natural world. I spent four decades living in a lakeside setting in the Northern Ontario area, raising a family, making art. Now is a time of remembering, recording my footsteps. Ah the things I have seen, radiant displays!'