As a native of Los Angeles, Gayle Garner Roski enjoys creating images of daily life and the enchanting vistas in the City of Angels and the greater Southern California region. Recognizing that Los Angeles represents a unique intersection of history and culture, with her watercolor paintings Roski strives to characterize the area’s special spirit: a distinctive disposition that engages people to pursue their passions, discover their dreams, and, in turn, find common ground with others from around the world.
To complement works of her native Los Angeles, Roski enjoys painting along the California coastline, capturing quintessential images of the lifestyle and natural beauty of Southern California.
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.
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.
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.