Gail Doust Keirle grew up on her family farm near Manjimup, deep in the Jarrah and Marri Forests of South Western Australia, before spending her early adult life in suburban Perth. In 2005 she moved to Lesmurdie in the hills east of Perth, and again connected to the forests which now inspire her to explore their beauty in watercolours.
Starting in 2008, she was privileged to have water colour lessons with Virginia Ward who shared her passion for the subtle colours and movement of the Swan River waters and foreshores. In 2009 Gail began to attend workshops and then private tuition with Lori Neuzerling. Lori encouraged and inspired her to explore the exquisiteness of water colours and to paint the subtle (and showy) shades, textures, hues, shadows AND THE DANCE of our astounding Western Australian biodiversity.
Gail’s insights and influences come during hours of wandering, observing and collecting. Much time is spent meditating, sitting in, and being in awe of, our wonderful forests, deserts and waterways. She also spends a great deal of time in her trusty camper van adventuring around our wonderful country. Favourite inspirations now come from honky nuts, bark, leaves, birds’ nests, lichens and mushrooms and fungi.
One of Gail’s greatest pleasures comes from sharing the beauty and depths of her paintings and this has led to several commissions and many visitors to her Lesmurdie garden and studio.
Gail has exhibited her paintings at:
Darlington Arts Festival 2016
Zig Zag Seniors Art Exhibition Nov 2016
Kalamunda Lions Club 2017 (Winner of Charlie Urwin Award)
Alcoa Pinjarra Rotary Art Exhibition June 2017
Ellenbrook Open Art Award 2017
Dalwallinu Arts Festival September 2017
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