Gabrielle McDermit

A lifelong interest in nature and painting have quite naturally led me to become an avid plein ­air painter. I like to work directly from life, observing and recording my perceptions. For me painting has become a sort of meditation, it is an act of paying homage. I love to paint in part because it is a constant process of discovery and learning. To quote Albert Einstein: “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Painting has taught me to look deeply at nature and it continues to shape my understanding of it and I am grateful for that. Thank you for taking the time to view my work.

I received my BFA from the School of the Chicago Art Institute in 1983 and my MLA from NCSU in 1993.