Although Anna Gail was born in Massachusetts, she was first recognized as a serious artist while living in South Florida. Acclaim came when she won the prestigious Martha Sigworth Award from the Boca Raton Center of the Arts, and Silver Trophy for first place in the Florida Realist Show in Fort Lauderdale. Her style depicted dense tropical wetlands laden with orchids on trees emerging from their depths from her photographic journeys into the Everglades. Her choice of medium was oils, as she developed a style of her own.
Anna Gail was known in artist circles from the South Shore of Boston, and several areas of Cape Cod, including the Cape Cod art Association, North River Art Society, Duxbury Art Association, and the Creative Art Center in Chatham where she and her husband have a summer home.
After many years of traveling, with their children, Russell and Anna Gail found themselves always coming back to Maui after extended stays while on vacation, and in 2012, Anna Gail and husband, Russell decided to settle on their favorite winter vacation spot, the beautiful Valley Isle of Maui. They found the home of their dreams, as Anna Gail has found life on Maui to be a constant source of inspiration, as she continuously enjoys painting places and spaces she feels are special.
Amongst her credits other then through artists memberships, she had been an active member of the Ft Lauderdale Orchid Sociey, the Norwell Garden Club, past president, deigned floral arrangements for Art in Bloom, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and painted many of her fresh cut bouquets freshly picked from her gardens.
Anna Gail also, turned to painting some of her town of Norwell’s nostalgic landmarks with an original painting of ‘An Old Fashioned Winter’. She produced two hundred limited edition prints which were offered for special events.
She had designed a town banner depicting the days when the town of Norwell was a noted ship building community, and has had several one Women Shows.
As an invited artist, she created designs for BOSTON ‘REACH FOR THE STARS’ Gala’s ‘Transform a Life contributing work to the Celebrity Plate Auctions 2009, 2011, 2013.
Several of her paintings have just been selected to be exhibited at Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, June through September 2017.
Anna Gail is an artist member of the Lahaina Art Society and also, the Plein Air Painters Of Hawaii, here on Maui.
She considers life on Maui No Ka ‘Oi.