Demo Artist: Gail Speckmann
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Christ Presbyterian Church
6901 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55435
Gail Speckmann of Plymouth, Minnesota is an international award-winning watercolor artist, instructor, judge, and author. Her book, Wet-into-Wet Watercolor(Watson-Guptill), is considered one of most definitive instructions of this challenging technique. She had conducted classes throughout North America and several European countries. Gail’s travel experiences have had a broadening influence on her painting. Her subject matter includes landscapes, floral, still life and abstracts. She is most recognized for her wet-into-wet technique, strong color, and composition.
Gail’s paintings and reproduction prints are hung throughout the country in both residential and business environments. She maintains a substantial inventory, but also will do work on a commission basis. She has her signature membership in Watercolor West, a national transparent watercolor society. She has judged several state and regional shows including Minnesota State Fair Art Exhibition (watercolor division), Creative Arts Center Annual Exhibition (Chatham, MA), “Arts in Harmony” (national), Artists of Minnesota’s annual exhibition, & “Extremely Minnesota” annual competition. Gail is listed in Who’s Who in America. She has led 12 European “Sights & Sounds” Tours.
In recent years, Gail has written a considerable volume of poetry and has had work published in written form, in addition to public performances of her work on stage and as musical lyrics.