Recognized as professional Impressionistic Painter, Gail Beutel has sold her paintings both privately and publicly for Begdorf Goodman through Nena’s Choice Gallery from 1973 until 1991 when the gallery closed.
Gail’s unique, colorful style evolved from study in the United States and England with a series of distinguished artists and teachers. Born in Boston, she began taking private art lessons at the age of five in Andover, Massachusetts. She continued instruction in Park Ridge, Illinois , and from 1945 to 1950, she studied under Roman Steiner, who is well-known for his expertise in sculpture. During those years, she also received advanced instruction in oil paintings through Elizabeth Whitney, who has achieved national recognition as a distinguished professional painter. Gail had three years of study and instruction at The Camden Art Institute in England for training in portrait painting. Later she studies oil painting for three years under George Peter at Westchester Art Workshop in White Plains, New York, and watercolor painting under Hannah Ferrenbach at Silvermine Artists Guild in New Canaan, Connecticut.
As the Greenwich Times art critic noted in reporting on her most recent exhibit: “Gail Beutel’s paintings are celebrations of an emerging life force, a perfect panacea to grey winter days and a delightful herald of those fragile spring buds and blossoms. The painter’s fully loaded brush gives a lively texture to the canvas. The subjects are those peaceful things we love: children, flowers in pots and vases, masses of field flowers, tree patterns, birds in flight, beach scenes, farmlands, old wicker chairs, favorite hats and character studies. The colors are whites, blues, pinks, peaches, and green; the tone in high key.”
Patrons and collectors recognize her unique style. Her paintings have been features in many New York and Connecticut galleries and group shows since 1973.
The mother of four children, Gail Beutel has traveled extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia, from which she gathers inspiration for her paintings.
Among the many distinguished owners of Gail Beutel’s paintings is her Royal Majesty, Queen Sirikit of Thailand, who owns four of her paintings.