|Welcome to the Decatur Art Guild web site. Our organization is a non-profit organization comprised
of artists and craftsmen who work to promote the arts in the Greater Morgan County area. We are
located in Decatur, Alabama and welcome all who are interested in arts and crafts.
|Artist of the Month
Gayle has been interested in art since she played with paper dolls and
preferred to dress them with her own designer clothes colored with crayons. In
1996 she took her first Continuing Education course in beginning watercolor.
She was hooked.
Gayle likes to paint in strong, vibrant colors. Impressionism is her favorite era of
art, and she paints with a slightly abstract look.
After Gayle retired she moved back to North Alabama and began taking art
courses at Calhoun. She likes to use media besides watercolors including oil,
pastels, colored pencils, acrylic, inks, pencils, and charcoal. Many times she
mixes these up for a mixed media work.
She also paints children’s portraits in watercolor. “That’s really difficult” she
says. “For a good portrait, you must capture more than a likeness – you need to
capture a personality. That’s the tough part, and I’m still learning.”
The wonder of art never ceases.