One-on-One Coaching

These encounters are about you and what you want and need.

You can work with me in two ways:

~ In a private in-person lesson at my studio. 

~ Via the internet in a Zoom session where we can talk about where you’re at and I can make suggestions. I can also see how you work in pastel and I can show you techniques.

I want your creative soul to flourish!

Private lesson with Gail

Gail pushing the “what-if” challenges and seeing what cropping can do – with Richard Trachtman.


 I have three COACHING PACKAGES available:

1 hour USD$100

3 hours USD$275

5 hours USD$450

Just choose your option and click the Buy Now button.

NOTE: You don’t have to have a PayPal account to purchase. You will be given the option to pay by credit card on the PayPal page.

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3 thoughts on “One-on-One Coaching

  1. Elaine Benevides

    I just ended five one-on-one private coaching sessions (via Zoom) with Gail. I am a beginner in pastel (art, in general) and had been going at it alone for about three years until tripping upon Gail’s HowToPastel group on Facebook this past October. I immediately was drawn to her style in that group, experiencing her as warm, down to earth, humorous, skilled, kind and honest. When my partner asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I suggested she buy me some lessons with Gail.

    When I reached out to Gail about this, she quickly encouraged me to set up a free 15-minute consultation call with her, which I did. I was extremely nervous about this phone call, given that I was such a newbie talking to such an accomplished art professional. Less than one minute into that telephone conversation, I felt as comfortable talking with Gail as I would an old friend. She quickly assessed my needs and we discussed a plan for our work together. I reached out to Gail shortly after receiving my Christmas present and she was as eager as I was to start our work together.

    We started in January and I just finished my first five sessions with her a week ago. I say my “first” five sessions because I just bought five more!

    Prior to my first lesson with Gail, I didn’t know what to expect, however, never in my wildest imagination did I think that I would’ve exceled as much as I did in just five sessions. Gail taught me some basics that immediately enriched the art that I was doing. One example is that my art went from flat to the three-dimensional “pop” in that short amount of time because Gail taught me values until I grasped them fully myself.

    I have so much more confidence now when I paint. I often post the art that I’m doing on my personal Facebook page and I’ve received countless compliments and statements that people are really noticing significant improvements.

    Throughout the first five sessions (and I expect the next five to be the same), Gail was completely flexible in regards to how often and when to schedule our appointments, always working at a pace that suited me. She’s a great listener and explained things to me in a way that I could understand (never having had any other art training).

    If anyone is toying with the possibility of receiving instruction from Gail, there’s no reason to hesitate. I can’t think of one downside to this venture I’ve taken up with Gail. I am looking forward to what the next five sessions and what will open up for me.

  2. Richard Trachtman

    If you are a representational artist wanting to move your work away from dependence on what she calls the “external marker” to a more internal process, Gail Sibley (Victoria, B.C.) can guide your process of discovery. In a multi-step exercise she challenged me to let go of preconceived ideas of what I should be painting and, repeatedly, ask myself and then paint a series of “what ifs?” The results were varied, mostly unrecognizable as familiar objects. Surprisingly, those paintings that I, at first, liked least, sometime became dynamic and exciting after I was subjected to a few more of Gail’s “what if” challenges.
    Richard Trachtman, New York artist

  3. Susan Lee

    Gail has been extremely helpful with one on one coaching. The most wonderful thing is that the agenda is flexible; basically you could work on whatever you wish for. Recently I had a solo show and decided to do a short summary write up on individual painting to tell a story; Gail not only critiqued my painting but also proofread my summary! I don’t think any other professional artist would provide such service. Basically Gail is very accessible, makes good recommendation in improving the paintings and it’s always a pleasure to work with her!


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