Gabrielle McDermit

A lifelong interest in nature and painting have led me to become an avid plein ­air painter. I work directly from life, observing and recording my perceptions. For me, painting has become a sort of meditation, an act of paying homage. Painting 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 continues to shape my understanding of it.

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