I am influenced by music, nature, and, biological and psychological growth and destruction. I am primarily a process painter. The direction of my work unfolds intuitively, over time, often a year or more. It can reflect the inner world of body and self: such as separation from home, aging, cellular change, rage and hope. My art shows a tension between hard and soft, wholeness and fracture, and strength and vulnerability. Yet despite the tension, my paintings have a serene luminosity.
I use large bowls of oils mixed with solvents, a loose, creamy, and sometimes, gritty paint. The paintings' texture adds an emotional and sculptural element. I make marks on or into the paint using charcoal and oil stick, or other objects.
My recent work is abstract; however, for fun and for relief from the uncertainty, joy and angst of painting abstractly, I began a series of expressive portraits of women about aging. See gwinburyart.artspan.com for my website.
Gail Winbury was born and raised in Livingston New Jersey. Her interest in art began and was nurtured as a child. After living as adult in Western Massachusetts for nearly 20 years, she returned to New Jersey where she currently resides and has a studio in Westfield NJ. The contemporary abstract artist studied: with international artist Dorothy Yung for 15 years, and at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is a process painter who allows the process of painting to inform the direction and content of the work. She has won artists awards including in 2001 the Curtis Hilliard Memorial Award. Her work is included in multiple juried shows, and in 2013 she had 2 solo shows. Her work will be included in the Ellarslie Open at the Trenton Museum May of 2014. This year she also is slated to have a two-person gallery exhibit in Central Jersey, a solo show in the Asbury area and will be included in Mansions in May. Ms. Winbury’s work is regularly seen in two New Jersey galleries. She works with interior decorators and art consultants NYC and NJ. Given the impact of speed, terror, shock and technology on our inner lives and relationships, Ms. Winbury seeks to create a visual record of the human voice from this particular historic period. Her work may be an expression of love of place, a deeply felt emotion, or a reflection of our current state of connectedness. She wants the viewer, to have a moment of recognition and resonance with her work. Her work is in collections the tri-state area, New England, Hawaii, and Milan, Italy and studio visits are available upon appointment. For more information see her website at www.gwinburyart.artspan.com