I AM TRANSPORTED INTO A PARADISE WHEN I’M PAINTING: ART IS SO THERAPEUTIC
Despite the regular pain she endures through arthritis in her spine, Gayle pursues her love of painting with a passion and her enthusiasm is infectious! Due to ill health, Gayle retired early aged only 50, she didn’t know then that her love of painting would take her life and career path in a completely new direction.
Having taken some paintings to her son’s workplace, she received much praise and her son encouraged her to look into studying art formally. Having left school aged 15, Gayle was very apprehensive about studying, never mind taking a GCSE in Art, but she took the plunge gaining a Grade B no less! With a new found confidence, she went on to study at A Level and then at Gateshead College, graduating in 2011. She planned to continue on to a foundation course but this wasn’t meant to be. So she did her own thing instead! Read more...