Gail Page was born in Sag Harbor, New York in 1950. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and in 1970 she began her career as a fashion designer on Seventh Avenue. Realizing city living and the fashion business was not for her, she left to travel abroad and years later settled on the coast of Maine where the sea and trees fed her creative nature.
Following her passion for clothes, she established herself as a textile designer and produced a line of hand painted clothing. Through the years her creativity evolved to include floorcloth art, paintings, painted sticks, greeting cards, posters and book illustrations.
Gail’s strong sense of color and recurring themes of teapots, tea parties, animals and whimsy find their influence in a narrative expression of a broad range of projects that all seem to be bound together with humor.
Presently, Gail is working on her fourth children’s book, which she authors and illustrates, and is working on her second adult novel.
She lives in the woods in Maine with her partner, Robert Shetterly, and their dog Coby.
Born in Sag Harbor, New York 1950
Moved to Brooklin, Maine 1974
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY 1968-1970
Basic Drawing – Robert Shetterly, Blue Hill, Maine 1991-1994
Painting- Daniel Hodermarsky, Deer Isle, Maine 1992-1993
Textile Design- Haystack, Deer Isle, Maine 1993
Pastel Class- Tom Curry, Brooklin, Maine 1993-1994
Life Drawing- Blue Hill, Maine 1995-present
Painter, illustrator, and author.
Sales through commission, galleries, studio, and online.
Designer and manufacturer of floorcloths.
Christmas card designer, freelance, Borealis Press, Surry, Maine.
Painted five murals in the GoVap District Orphanage, Saigon, Vietnam
Free-lance illustrator for Audio File Magazine
Percent for Art Project, Bridgton Elementary School, Bridgton, Maine. 12’x4’ mural and six 3’x8’ banners.
Belfast Bearfest, Belfast, Maine 2000 “Mount Rushbear”.
Winner of the 1999 Poster Contest for the Maine Arts Festival, Portland, Maine.
Boston’s Children Hospital, Boston, MA.
41 paintings and a 3’x9’ mural.
Designer and manufacturer of handpainted clothing.