Brainerd artist Gail Walsh today opens an exhibit that will be on display through October at the Brainerd Public Library.
Walsh has been active in both local and statewide art organizations for 22 years, including participation in the Blandin Community Investment Partnership Process. Her art career began in the mid-1970s while living in Germany as a military family, and continued as she traveled from Idaho to New Mexico, and ultimately, to Minnesota.
Though her primary medium of choice has been chalk pastels, you can also find her creating works in oils, acrylics, pen and ink, or mixed media. While Walsh enjoys a variety of subject matter, commissioned pieces are predominately animal portraits in chalk pastels. She demonstrates and teaches chalk pastel techniques.
More recently, her studies have included Chinese brush painting.
This Chinese brush painting on rice paper depicts a red floral subject.
Workshops completed in the past year were taught by the following internationally known instructors: Dee Teller, Faribault, Betzi Robbinson, Virginia, Dong Feng Li, St. Louis, Mo., and Lok Tok and son, Yitong, of Toronto, Canada.
Walsh is a board member of Encore Arts Association in Brainerd, membership chair of Artists of Minnesota, charter member of Lake Country Pastel Society, Edina, Great River Arts Association, Little Falls, and a new member of the Sumi-e Society of America.
This is another Chinese brush painting depicting a mountainous landscape.
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