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 shows.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 Gardens.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.