Gail Rutherford was born in Sydney, Australia, and has been resident
of Canada since 1975. Educated in Australia (Dip Ad, AESTC) she
has lived and worked in Spain, England and the USA before
immigrating to Canada.
She has exhibited
regularly, with solo shows in Sydney, Australia, Ibizaand Palma
de Mallorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands, Port Merion, Wales,
in the U.K., London, England and Columbia, Missouri in the USA.
Since arriving in Canada she has had one-person shows with the Pollack
Gallery, Toronto in 1976, Nancy Poole's Studio, Toronto in 1979,
the Great George Street Gallery in Charlottetown, P.E.I., in 1984
and at the Confederation Center for the Arts Gallery in Charlottetown
in 1986. An exhibition of landscapes at the Island Posters Gallery
was shown in 1999.
in Canada include Pollack Gallery, Aviva Art Auction in Toronto,
the Ontario Society of Artists, Nancy Poole's Studio, the Great
George Street Gallery, P.E.I., the Sales and Rental Gallery in the
Guild, Arts Guild, Charlottetown, P.E.I., the Printmakers Council
of P.E.I., and the Dunes Gallery, Brackley, P.E.I..
Her work is
represented in major corporate, public and private collections.
These include the Confederation Center of the Arts, P.E.I., Department
of Education, P.E.I., Esso, Nikko Securities (Canada Ltd ), Standard
Chartered Bank, William Neilson Ltd. Capital Markets Corporation
and Curran Publishers.
My work is concerned with outer and inner landscapes: the hills
and the harbors of Prince Edward Island with its oceanic light and
the inner landscapes of the mind and heart. I worked with luminosity
of watercolor for the direct landscapes and turn to the tonal riches
of etching for the inner landscapes. The slow process of development
the image on the pale helps me evolve these inner images