Gale Shamblott

Gale began her artistic career at the age of five.  While growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, she participated in numerous art contests and juried shows.  She sold her first commissioned piece at the age of sixteen.  Her formal training continued at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Through the years she has won numerous awards and honors as well as multiple grants.

Her inspiration comes from her years of travel as well as living in South Dakota for a short period of time.  She now resides full time in Bonita Springs. Florida.

Gale is versatile in her subject matter, beginning with charcoal drawings on newspaper print in her early career and growing into her current contemporary images, hand built clay, and glass works of today.  The images deal with color and color movement.  They also absorb the viewer, sparking one’s imagination, allowing the images to take new meanings while continuing to grow in the viewer’s eyes.

While living in South Dakota, Gale taught home schoolers and worked with high risk children.  She created an art program “Drwing from Memory” for Alzheimer clintes.  This program was adopted by the National Alzheimer Association as an ongoing program they now offer.  Her work can be found throughout the United States as well as in parts of Europe.  She has works hanging in board rooms of Fortune 500 companies, legal offices, medical facilities, and in many prominent people’s private collections.

As an instructor for both children and adults of all ages, she is able to share her love of art; opening their eyes while teaching them to see and allowing the creativity to flow.