Figurative Paintings of Quiet Reflection
Gail Postal is a multi-award-winning New York artist who creates extraordinary figurative mixed media works of art using graphite pencil and oil paint. She is a recipient of the Manhattan Arts International Artist Showcase Gallery Award in “The Healing Power of ART 2016” juried exhibition. She received this award for her superior technical prowess, impeccable detail and unique creative vision. She illuminates the spirit of her subjects and captures a quiet, reflective moment in time.
With her entry to The Healing Power of ART 2016 exhibition the artist wrote, “I do a graphite drawing and then add gold paint and many layers of transparent oil or acrylic paint to create an icon of a contemporary ‘saint.’ I have had two major influences on my work – old hand tinted black and white Japanese photographs and Russian Orthodox icons.”
Gail Postal, Mamadou, graphite and oil paint; 72” x 29”.
Throughout her successful art career she has had more than 200 one-person and juried group exhibitions in museums, galleries, universities and art centers.
The artist has been featured in numerous publications including “INCITE 2 Color Passions: The Best of Mixed Media,” published by North Light Books, edited by Tonia Jenny and “Strokes of Genius 5 – The Best of Drawing,” North Light Books, edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf.
Gail Postal, Cynthia, graphite, oil paint, and Swarovski crystals, 72″ x 24″.
Her more than 50 awards include those from the National Arts Club, The Salmagundi Club, Greeley Art Association, and Gadsden Art Association, among others.
Gail Postal, who lives in New York, NY, received her art education at the National Academy School of Fine Arts, Art Student’s League, Sculpture Center, and the New School in New York, NY. She has a Ph.D from Fordham University and she received her MA and BA degrees from Brooklyn College.
Banner image: Jamal, graphite and colored pencil, 23″ x 30″.
Visit Gail Postal’s website: www.gailpostal.com