© Gail Bunting 2006

--Gail prefers to call herself a naturalist who paints rather than an artist, not only because she is a self-taught painter but because the study of nature has been a life-long passion.
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She grew up in the Hudson valley, where her mother taught her a love of woodland flowers and a hopeful outlook regarding the existence of elves and fairies. Her father taught her a tender regard for all small creatures that were not eating his vegetable garden. In her diversified life she has been employed in book production, horse training, wood working and dairy farming.
--Gail has devoted the last several years to developing her unique style as an artist in the medium of egg tempera because it enables her to execute the most accurate representations of those things she loves, and to instill in them a sense of the Mystery, which she believes connects all living things.
--Gail consistently wins prizes and awards for her intricate naturalist egg tempera paintings. Her work was featured in the April 2001 issue of the New York State Conservationist magazine and one of her paintings appeared on the cover. Gail’s paintings have been exhibited at the Arnot Museum in Elmira, the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, the Kubiak Gallery in Oneonta, the Mountaintop Gallery in Windham, the Mural Gallery in Woodstock, the West Kortright Center, the Volcano Editions gallery in Oneonta, and annually at the Stagecoach Run Art Festival in her hometown of Treadwell, NY.

Photo courtesy of Brian Fox