Born in Michigan, Gail was privileged to grow up from coast to coast. Her education and careers are diverse. An undergraduate degree in literature was followed by a Masters in computer education. She has taught English, film, and Media Communications at the secondary level. Incorporating CAI and video delivery systems, she has been an educational designer for both K-12 and industry. She taught computer programming using computer animation. After selling healthcare computer systems, she served as director for a Professional Women’s Network
Gail has found a unique voice in metal. She is uncomfortable with such current expressions as “Self Taught” or “Outsider,” since Gail has been mentored in metalwork by a generous blacksmith and critically supported by working artist friends. Art History and studio classes at a local college continue lifelong “formal” education.
Gail has a thriving internet business, offering images at chavenellestudio.com, Etsy.com, and wholesale marketing through Wholesalecrafts.com. She is now represented in galleries and shops nationwide and collected internationally.