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Gay Faulkenberry

Gay Faulkenberry feels her work is a reflection of a lifelong passion for art, painting, color and for nature itself. She expresses her feelings on canvas in order to share them with others. She feel her best expressions happen when she’s “on location” painting quickly and capturing the essence of a subject, the mood of a time and place. Capturing the magic of nature is the challenge.

Having been raised in a very artistic family, Gay’s earliest memories are working with color, and today, color is her inspiration to paint a variety of subjects: the shadow on a white farmhouse, a field of poppies, transparent light coming through a lily or a stand of golden aspens. From the initial spark, her paintings incorporate a combination of textures, mood and light. Although she paints outdoors as much as possible, she is also challenged to paint many other subjects, include still lifes and interiors. Again, it’s painting from life that offers the greatest challenge and excitement for the artist.

As most artists, Faulkenberry continues to be a student of art, always reaching for a higher level of excellence or another way of expressing her impression of nature. If the excitement she feels for the subject and the magic of the process come through in her painting, then hopefully it speaks to the viewer as well.

Gay Faulkenberry’s education in art includes workshops with Sergei Bongart, Ray Vinella, Ned Jacob and Mark Daily, studies at Southwestern State University, Weatherford, OK, and Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

Faulkenberry has been honored with One-Artist Shows, and has been invited and juried into many group shows. She has taught and continues to teach, workshops in Vermont, and Steamboat Springs, CO, Valdes Workshop in Santa Fe, NM, Horseshoe Bay Workshop, Horseshoe Bay, TX, and Houston Civic Arts Association, Houston, TX.

Award and Honors have been captured by Gay Faulkenberry, including Best Landscape at the Oil Painters of America show in Chicago, IL. She has been featured in Art Talk, Art of the West, Focus Santa Fe, Santa Fean, Oklahoma Home & Lifestyle, and Artists of the Rockies & Golden West.

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11" x 14" Oil - $1,500.
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"Provence Market"
12" x 16" Oil - $1,950. - SOLD!
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"On the Road to Cassis"
12" x 16" Oil - $1,700.
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"Poppy Fields Forever"
12" x 16" Oil - $1,800. - SOLD!
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