BIOGRAPHY - Gail Descoeurs (Born 1962)
Artist Gail Descoeurs was born in Montreal in 1962 and was introduced to painting by her father at the age of 17. She is predominately self-taught and throughout her early career as an artist had supported herself by pursuing a career in mechanical drafting.
Deriving inspiration from the power of nature, she is moved by the different feelings that nature evokes. Her depiction of the natural world is at once bold and precise, yet serene and contemplative. Utilizing realist qualities, she reveals the perfect stillness in nature as timeless and ever powerful. Evoking memories, dreams, and imagination her paintings create an ambience of profound peace in the magnificent detail of our natural environment.
In 2006, Gail became a professional artist and has rapidly gained recognition for her timeless artwork that borders on the mystical. She resides in the countryside to stay close to nature where she feels at peace and inspired every day.
Gail noted that she “feels very grateful and privileged to be an artist, teaching and painting full time. It allows me to pause to delight and appreciate the simple joys of everyday life, which in turn enables me to truly live.”