Koi Pentatych, Oil, five 11"x14"panels

Gail Rodney studied at the National Academy School of Fine Art in New York City, earning a Certificate in Painting. Classes took her onto the city streets where an enthusiasm for plein aire painting began. Early landscapes of Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts led to a juried membership at the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown. She exhibits each year there and with the Gallery of Graphic Arts in New York City. She works in oil, pastel, collage and watercolor and also creates artist books illustrating poetry. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America and a founder of Art Connects New York and the GOGA group of painters in NY. Her work is in numerous private and institutional collections.

Her book, A Martha’s Vineyard & Chappy Sketchbook, features pen and ink watercolors of favorite and less known places, accompanied by quotes from Vineyarders about what they treasure most in island life.