Gail Koornick is fulfilling her life-long passion for creativity and design as a full-time professional artist. Her art encompasses the precision and detail of colored pencil as well as the wide-ranging exploration of texture and materials in her mixed media and collage abstract pieces. “Although these seem to be Gothicopposite forms and results,” she says, “there is a tie between them in the use of line, structure and layers woven together.”

Essentially, Gail says, she has been painting all of her life. In recent years, after a career in medical technology and as a mother involved in her daughter’s riding, training and showing of horses, she has turned her attention to her art.

She exhibits regularly, has been accepted into numerous juried exhibits, including the Atlanta Artists Center (GA), the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art (GA) and the Quinlan Visual Arts Center (GA), and has won a number of awards. She has studied extensively with Atlanta artist and instructor, Chery Baird. Gail is active in the arts community as a member of the Colored Pencil Society, is a founding member of the Atlanta Collage Society and a Merit Member of the Atlanta Artists Center. She was co-chairperson of the Atlanta Artists Center’s Grandview Gallery for three years and chairperson of AAC’s Fifth National Juried Show and a member of the organization’s Board of Directors 2005-2007.

Gail lives with her husband in Roswell, GA and works out of her home studio.

ARTIST statement

The world of structure that surrounds us all intrigues me. It is a world of natural form and of man-made edifices and assemblage – a world of trees, rocks, mountains and rivers, skyscrapers and cityscapes, ancient ruins and even man himself. The diversity of the shapes and layers, shadows and lines, interlaced planes and, most of all, the history that these forms and structures represent, are all inspirations for my art. I try to capture their essence or recreate them in various ways and to suggest a hint of their history in my work. My delight is to see each subject in a new and different way, to stretch my own perception and imagination in creating a piece of art. My hope is that the viewer is also drawn into my work, that he or she becomes involved in the piece and continually discovers new and different meaning and images in it.