Gail was born in Edmonton, Alberta. She considers it a nice place to be from and, after enduring 28 winters, she accepted the call of the ocean and moved to beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.

As a passionate gardener, Gail is marvelled by the many treasures she encounters such as the hundreds of birds that come and visit daily, the beauty of a lingering berry on a tree, a bee hungry for nectar, or a dragonfly enjoying a drink from the pond.

Gail loves to travel and gets many her ideas while looking through her view finder.  While doing this, she is already formulating a painting in her mind.  Gail enjoys finding ideas for artwork while spontaneously exploring the unfamiliar surroundings, and observing while the unscheduled time unfolds.