American Art Collector
GAYLE GARNER ROSKI
A plein air watercolorist and avid world traveler, Gayle Garner Roski has explored some of the most remote parts of the globe, always with paints and sketchbook in hand. She has dived into uncharted waters off New Guinea and climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She says, “One of the great joys of travel is seeing how creativity is expressed throughout the world: Connecting to the arts and artisans of different cultures is a profound inspiration.”
In addition to creating paintings of objects found during her travels around the world, she is developing an extensive body of work of beloved imagery closer to home. With her series Los Angeles Millennium: 2000 - 2020, she is capturing a snapshot of the best of the City of Angels at the start of the 21st century.
“One of the greatest gifts I have received in my life has been the opportunity to live in Los Angeles,” says Roski. “I love my native city—from its vivid colors and vibrant cultures, to diverse artistry and distinctive architecture— and was compelled to preserve its history in paintings.”
The series was displayed for the first time in the year 2000 at the historic Fine
Arts Building in Downtown Los Angeles. Since then, this collection of paintings has grown from 12 to nearly 40 paintings that spotlight the places that she cherishes most. Each one tells a story— of special people and fond memories—and all of them will be soon be published in a deluxe book.
This year Roski has a number of events she is participating in. Her solo exhibition The Gift of Los Angeles will be on view at Providence Saint John’s Health Center through
March 20, and then at USC Caruso Catholic Center from March 24 through September 2020. February 8 through March 22 she will exhibit in Masters of the American West at the Autry Museum of the American West, and May 16 to June 13 her art will be in California Art Club’s 109th annual Gold Medal Exhibition.