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Gayle Andersson is Artist of the Week
By Geoff Belcher
Aug 1, 2014, 20:49

Gayle Andersson with some of her landscape works.

Artist of the Week Gayle Anderson is a New Orleans native, but moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast because of “a nagging passion for art and a desire to become involved with the ongoing tradition of embracing art as a direct means of communication on the most basic level, visual communication.”
Today, she and her husband Per-Owe Andersson – a talented artist and photographer in his own right – live in Kiln. They’ve been married for almost 18 years. Gayle has two sons and one daughter, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Gayle attended UNO for fine arts and took workshops at the Savannah School of Art and the Santa Fe Institute of Art.
“I’ve spent most of my work career as a visual artist on the commercial level,” she said, and owned and operated Arts Associates for 30 years, creating season commercial art displays. She was also a long-time real estate agent, but retired from that after an auto accident and devotes herself to art now full time.
“Lately, I’m doing the painting, and ceramics. Mostly canvas paitngs and ceramics. I started a new series recently having to do with plant life. I’m kind of delving into that and see if I can integrate the passion I have for figure work in that. ...I see art as one of our more serious forms of communication ... and I take it that way. It communicates to everyone differently in the way that they perceive it.”
Her art has been displayed at UNO, the New Orleans Museum of art and various galleries across the Gulf South.
For more, call her at 228-586-6046 or e-mail gayle_poandersson@hotmail.com.

In order to better promote the arts, the Sea Coast Echo and The Arts, Hancock County, have partnered to offer our readers the Artist of the Week. We invite you to “vote” for your favorite artist each week by liking them on the Echo’s Facebook page. The artist with the most “likes” from Saturday-to-Saturday will then be our Artist of the Month, with a full feature story and multiple photos of his/her work. The Artist of the Week is open to every artist who lives or works in Hancock County, regardless of affiliation with any arts organization.


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