“Art is much less important than life but what a poor life without it!” ~ Robert Motherwell


I love what I do and I love helping others experience their own joy creating art. I have been teaching, both drawing and pastels, for about 15 years.

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Gail Sibley was born to artistic parents, and brought up in Kingston, Jamaica. These years in the Caribbean undoubtedly has influenced her palette while the encouragement and support of her parents influenced the direction Gail was to take towards the arts.

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Thanks for stopping by to see what’s new!  Here you will find my most recent work, musings on art, a bit of art history, my inspiration for painting, tidbits about my art life in Victoria, Canada, La Manzanilla, Mexico and places in between.

If you are looking for more detailed focus on pastels and how to use them, please visit my howtopastel website by clicking here.


” Gail, I always look forward to your posts. So informative, inspiring and uplifting. Much appreciated.”

~ Jeff L, Santa Maria, California


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