Gale S. McKee is a Northern California painter whose sophisticated landscape, figurative and abstract work has received national acknowledgement. She works in acrylic on canvas, linen, and mixed media.
Gale's work has been exhibited at local museums and galleries, including
Triton Museum of Art, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Bedford Gallery, Icehouse Gallery, Atrium Gallery, and Gallery Route One. She has won many competitions and received numerous awards.
Gale was born in San Francisco, attended the Croydon College of Art in London, and received a BFA from the University of Denver. Her professional background includes experience as a graphic designer, illustrator, and product designer for Pottery Barn Kids.
Through the power of color and texture, I communicate what I feel and see as an artist. I want the viewer to be moved by each work’s beauty, energy and intensity. In multiple areas of paint or mixed media, I use striking color combinations and unexpected juxtapositions of shapes. Scrubbing, scratching or blurring, I create a rich surface that invites the viewer to come closer and explore the implied and unanswered questions the abstract quality presents. It is a place where realism meets abstraction.