Artwork

New Works

Gayle Garner Roski’s newest watercolor paintings spotlight imagery that has captivated her imagination – from the kachina dolls of the Hopi to the variety of vistas of her native Los Angeles. 

Los Angeles

A native Angeleno, Roski began developing the series “Los Angeles Millennium 2000 – 2020,” as she became more involved with projects in Downtown Los Angeles, opening her eyes to new perspectives on the central business district, rich with historic architecture and vibrant cultures. She is currently expanding upon this series to capture a snapshot of the best of Los Angeles at the start of the 21st century.

Malibu

The “Malibu 2015” series depicts beloved landmarks along Pacific Coast Highway between the signage that welcomes visitors entering the seaside city from both the south and the north. She spent a day in January 2015, driving along the celebrated highway to take photos and sketch picturesque sites surrounded by the meditative tranquility of the ocean. This series was spotlighted at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University as part of the California Art Club’s On Location in Malibu 2015 exhibition.

Santa Anita Park

This new series, being created for a special exhibition that will be presented at the 80-year-old race track in the fall of 2016, sets out to capture the pageantry of thoroughbred racing. Nestled near the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Santa Anita Park is considered by many to be the most beautiful race track in the world and host to some of the most prominent racing events.

Travel

Gayle Garner Roski is an avid traveler – her goal is to see, feel and paint the world. “Unknown territory, be it a blank paper or a foreign land, teaches us to be present with our eyes open to see each moment in a new light.” During her travels, which have taken her from the heights of Kilimanjaro to the depths of the Atlantic, where she viewed the Titanic from a Russian submersible, she creates at least one painting each day, capturing the full spectrum of life’s vivid colors.

Thoroughbred

This new series, being created for a special exhibition that will be presented at the 80-year-old race track in the fall of 2016, sets out to capture the pageantry of thoroughbred racing. Nestled near the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Santa Anita Park is considered by many to be the most beautiful race track in the world and host to some of the most prominent racing events.

The Selfie

Roski believes that artists, who are inherently observers, have a lot in common with cultural anthropologists, as both are adept at noticing and commenting on trends in society. With this body of work, “The Selfie,” the artist explores the current selfie craze and the unwavering desire to record one’s own personal history.


Treasures from Around the World

Roski has created several series of paintings of artifacts with which she has become enamored during her travels around the globe. These cultural treasures have included Chinese calligraphy brushes, Italian pottery from Tuscany, baskets from Africa and Bhutan and more. Her painting of colorful Zulu baskets that she discovered during a trip to South Africa won the Jesse Arms Botke Award at California Art Club’s 104th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition.

Book Illustration

With her bright, striking and detail-rich painting style, Gayle Garner Roski has been commissioned to create illustrations for numerous books, including four children’s books for East West Discovery Press, the Los Angeles-based independent publisher and distributor of multicultural and bilingual books. Her paintings were also prominently featured in LUSCious, a cookbook of treasured family keepsake recipes of the Trojan family, published by the USC Alumni Association.