After living in Manhattan for most of my life, being surrounded by trees is a stark contrast. Now living in Highmount full time since 2016, I observe the distinct seasonal changes in this region of the Catskills. Recently I capture this landscape using various mediums: sandpaper, India Ink, and embroidery with painting on linen. I like the immediacy of drawing and painting on sandpaper and the bravery of that first dramatic stroke onto this paper, which clearly reveals the push of the gesture in the edges of the strokes. I am attracted to the relationships of trees to each other and the spaces between them, and myself- in that ever-changing landscape, where I discover an order for me to capture.
Born in Queens, N.Y. in 1956. Received BFA from Parsons School of Design in 1979. Worked as an illustrator for publications such as The New York Times, Vogue, Mademoiselle, New York Magazine. Shifted career to design director of a costume jewelry company for 25+ years. In between, I have collaborated on film and theatre projects based in New York City as a set and costume designer.
Artist: Gail Freund
Artist Studio address:
54096 State Highway 30
Roxbury, New York 12474
Phone: (347) 443-2510
Web site/Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/gail.freund