Gail Sutherland is originally from Montreal and moved to Cape Breton in the spring of 1990. She obtained her fine arts degree at John Abbott College, then completed her BFA at Concordia University, specializing in graphic design.
While working as a graphic designer she continued to pursue her love of art, taking courses at the Saidye Bronfman Centre, McGill University, and studying with various watercolour artists.
"I have chosen the medium watercolour for most of my work because of its luminosity, transparency and unpredictability. I have always been fascinated with nature, movement, transparency, reflected color, form, light, internal and external energy and try to incorporate these elements into my work."
Gail's paintings are featured at local venues and galleries throughout the province (Nova Scotia), or for private viewing she can reached at her studio in Sydney.
Recent Exhibitions and Shows
Nov. 2000 - April 2001 Client: Parks Canada, Congregation of Notre Dame Illustrator for "The Sisters of Louisbourg Exhibit" at the Fortress of Louisbourg
Fall 2001 I.O.D.E. Sydney, Nova Scotia Featured artist for Annual Fall Art Show
Sept. 2000: "Rare Earth" at Acadia University, Nova Scotia
May 2000: "Floral Art: Annual Invitational Group Show" at Lyghtsome Gallery, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
July-Sept. 1999: "Seven Sisters" at UCCB Art Gallery, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Spring '99: School Art Exhibition aat the Centre Scolaire Etoile de L'Acadie, Sydney, Nova Scotia
Feb. '98: "Kindred Spirits" for Visual Arts of Nova Scotia Regional Exhibit
Fall '98 - 2000: "Art Auction" at UCCB, Nova Scotia
Fall '94 - 2000: "I.O.D.E." Annual Fall Art Show in Sydney, Nova Scotia
Fall '97: "Life and Landscapes - A View of Cape Breton Island" at Gardner's Gallery