I am a longtime West Michigan resident. My interest in photography began when I accidentally took a photo of myself with my mother's Kodak Brownie. Temporarily blinded from the flash, my curiosity grew. By age 8, I had my own Kodak Instamatic camera. My focus has been primarily on nature and landscape photography. However, my desire to leave behind a more conscious, unified world has drawn me to social justice projects. A Time To Heal is one such project. Another, The Gratitude Project By Lakehouse Photo, is ongoing. Both projects intend to give voice to folks others might never meet. The objective is to get to know one another, find our common ground, and utilize it as a launching point to reduce the divisiveness that has become pervasive in our society. In addition to photography, I am a writer. My blog Living at The Lakehouse chronicles anything from the personal journeys of A Time To Heal's participants to the antics of a nesting pair of Sandhill Cranes that visit daily, to loss and grief. I am a member of City Center Arts in Muskegon, Michigan, NCCA-Artsplace in Fremont, Michigan, and the St. Louis Art Guild in St. Louis, Missouri. My exhibits have been displayed at NCCA-Artsplace, White Lake Area Art Center, City Center Arts, Framations, Studio 37, and Keys To Creativity. I have received several awards for my work from statewide photography contests and at two galleries.
Gail's ArtPrize Entries
These are Gail's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Gail's Past Work
These are images of past work that Gail has done.