Gail Sibley’s bio

Gail Sibley was born to artistic parents, and brought up in Kingston, Jamaica. These years in the Caribbean undoubtedly has influenced her palette while the encouragement and support of her parents influenced the direction Gail was to take towards the arts.

Gail completed a BFA (Honours) at the University of Manitoba, then went on to Graduate Studies in Art History at Queen’s University receiving her MA in 1989. She settled in BC on the west coast of Canada in 1994. In 2002, Gail was awarded Signature Membership in the Pastel Society of America (PSA).

Gail’s subjects include figures, still life, and plein-air scenes of urban and rural life, created locally or while travelling internationally. Viewers and collectors marvel at the vibrant colours and light in Gail’s work which breath special life into perceptions of every day scenes.

Gail has participated in national and international shows and her work is in private and corporate collections in several countries. In addition to being a full-time artist, Gail delivers well-received workshops in drawing and pastels. Her work can be seen at Gallery 8 (Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada), Peninsula Gallery (Sidney, BC, Canada), Kennedy Gallery (Grand Cayman), and Galleria La Manzanilla (La Manzanilla, Mexico).


Gail pastelling on location (Salt Spring island)

Gail pastelling on location (Salt Spring Island)

2 thoughts on “Gail Sibley’s bio

  1. Patty Rios

    Lyn Pharris is a mutual friend. I was wondering if you are from sw MO? If so, are you related to Nick and Tina? Just curious.

    I love your pastel site and I enjoyed Lisa Ober’s article! She is so funny. I’ve had a couple of workshops with her. What a kind and generous person to have as a friend.

    Thank you, Patty

    1. Gail Sibley

      Hi Patty, I am actually in Victoria, BC Canada! Glad you enjoyed Lisa’s article. She certainly is a special person! Would you mind if I added the part in your comment about Lisa to the blog itself?


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