Gail Harris is a native North Carolinian whose works reflect a love of the natural world.

Growing up in a small rural community, she trailed the footsteps of her father learning the skills of quiet observation while developing a deep respect for the whims of Mother Nature. Recently the landscape has become a primary focus in her work as a response to the rapid development and devastation of our natural wetlands and woodlands. She is often found roaming the forests, streams, and river banks seeking out subjects and a spot to set up her portable easel.

Working primarily in pastel and oils, Harris’s realistic style reveals a passion for drawing and her traditional training at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C. In 1992 she began her career as a part-time freelance illustrator and artist’s representative. Today she devotes her full time to painting, her students, and the continual quest for knowledge through workshops with noted contemporary painters and pastel masters.

A juried member of both the Degas and Southeastern Pastel Societies, Gail Harris’s works have been exhibited and awarded in major national and international exhibitions. Her original and limited edition prints can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.

Her works can be seen at Cape Fear Studios and Gallery in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina. An active member of the artist co-operative, Gail maintains a studio there and teaches private classes in drawing and pastel.

Gail C. Harris Art, Cape Fear Studios, 148 Maxwell St, Fayetteville, 28301 - (910) 433-2986