THE ARTIST - GAIL MORRISON
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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Proficient in Italian and marketing, Gail lived on the Ligurian Coast fulfilling a yearlong contract with
the Acquario di Genova before joining an international group of artists in Tuscany.
Gail Morrison began painting in Italy. GAIA is the Italian for the artist’s first name and is the
signature on all of her work. For fifteen years she returned to Italy to paint en plein air in Tuscany,
often leading small groups of painters.
Since switching careers in 1992, Morrison has been the recipient of numerous awards and solo
shows, the first of which followed just two years after she began painting. More recently, Gail has
been painting the still life, fifteen of which have been juried by Oil Painters of America into their
The Artist’s Magazine has honored her in their recent competitions as a Finalist in both still life and
portrait categories. Her work and art studio in Cincinnati have been featured in local publications –
Cincinnati Magazine, OHIO Magazine and BEST Magazine. Artist’s Sketchbook and Watercolor
Magazine, national press, also published her studio. Gail was chosen as a juried contributor by
International Artist Publishing, Inc. How Did You Paint That. 100 Ways to Paint Flowers and
Her work, shown in the United States, France and Italy, hangs in private and corporate collections
around the world.
Passionate about painting, Gail Morrison’s oil landscape and still life paintings exude a vibrancy
and color characteristic of the artist’s life and personality.
A world traveler with exploration on all seven continents, she fell in love with Italy and the Italian
way of life on her first extended stay in 1989 returning to live and study language in Florence.
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