B.A. Painting, University of California, Santa Barbara

High School Art Teacher, Santa Barbara County, CA

Elementary School Teacher, Ventura County, CA

Guest Artist, Yosemite National Park

City of Thousand Oaks Arts Commissioner

Studio Art Quilt Associates

Extreme Quilters Ventura County, CA

International Quilt Association

Camarillo Quilt Association

Gold Coast Watercolor Society - Signature Member

I have known that I was an artist since third grade. I painted the mission bell in our class mural, and it was published in the newspaper.

I see everything through artist eyes.

Whatever subject matter I am drawing, painting, photographing, or now art quilting; I become immersed in it for awhile. I work it to death, until I am completely satisfied...then I Iet it go.

I am currently involved in the art quilt world. I have created more than 150 pieces in the last five years, and it still has its grip on me. It is even more challenging to compose and create with fabric, than to draw a face in watercolor and ink...

I have enjoyed exhibiting at juried shows in my hometown of Saratoga, California, as well as founding juried shows in my area of 30 years: Thousand Oaks, California.

I thrive on inspiring and boosting other artists into the spotlight.

Teaching workshops, lecturing, and creating commissions; “it’s all good.”


© Gayle Simpson