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 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 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