I always love to meet new artists and coordinating art shows in new cities is one way to meet a lot of artists across Canada. Today, I’ve interviewed Gayle Kohut from Didsbury, Alberta. She works in
acrylic, oils, gouache and watercolor. Her works features wildlife art, rural lifestyle and agriculture pieces. She demands attention to detail and the desire to create paintings that tell a story. Her works are sold internationally.
When did you start creating art and pursuing it as a career path?
I always have loved drawing and creating since a early age. Going to an evening art class was a treat when I was raising my family. It has taken 25 me years of art shows and sales to become known in the Art World.
What is it about creating that inspires you?
I love to tell the stories of LIFE. Whether it be wildlife, animals, nature people, or sports. My paintings show you something that you have never thought about. I farm together with my husband in the country east of Didsbury, Alberta Canada. I get most of my inspirations right in my backyard.
What are your favourite things to paint?
I love painting birds. The feathers are different on every bird. I am always changing my subject matter though. When you come to my booth at the Art World Expo in Edmonton, you will see the perfect painting made especially you for sure!
As far as a business owner of an arts company, what are your goals for your brand this year?
I have limited edition giclee prints of 50 of most of the originals. I have a brand new “Bottle Top” series that will be unveiled at the Edmonton show. I would like to have more passive income items also.
Will you have any show specials at this year’s Art World Expo in Edmonton?
I plan on having a lucky winner getting my door prize that will be in the Edmonton Art Expo. There could be specials at my booth too.
If you could do anything with your art business, no limits, what would it be?
My business is growing every year. More clients and teaching more classes, some private classes also. I would love to create even more and get more corporate customers.
Follow Gayle’s website for more information and be sure to get your tickets to the Edmonton Art World Expo today! www.gaylekohut