Gale Craig is both a painter and designer of one-of-a-kind jewelry. The first thing that strikes you when you look at Gale’s vibrant, colorful abstract paintings is that she paints from the heart. Her remarkable use of color reflects her passion for the mystical and healing arts. However, what is truly unique about Gale’s style is that you can feel the essence of spiritual energy in everything she paints.
“In my paintings, there is a strong feeling of movement, symbolic of the dynamic creative force in all things. It is the beauty and vibrancy of this universal energy that I try to capture in my paintings.”
Gale paints primarily in acrylics and encaustics, a 2,000 year old process which uses many layers of pigmented beeswax and damar resin. She uses both of these mediums and their translucent properties to express in color and flowing forms that which cannot be expressed in words.
Gale graduated from Rutgers University and has an MA from Middlebury College in Vermont. She moved to Sedona 18 years ago from the Washington DC area. Although her professional career has been as a research analyst and writer for the Department of Defense, painting has always been Gale’s passion.
Gale is a juried member of Arizona Art Alliance, the national Society of Layerists in Multimedia, Northern AZ Watercolor Society and Sedona Arts Center Gallery. She is also a member of the International Society of Experimental Artists and Sedona Visual Artists Coalition. Her work is currently shown in Sedona at the Sedona Arts Center Gallery. Her paintings and jewelry have been exhibited at numerous juried national and regional shows and can be found in private collections nationally. She is the proud recipient of the 2016 Cutting Edge Award from the International Society of Experimental Artists. Gale’s one-of-a-kind jewelry is marketed under Dancing Light Designs.