Gail Bokor


After having received a business degree, Gail Bokor went on to pursue her dream of becoming a professional artist and received her formal art education at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. As a working artist, doing outdoor art fairs, teaching and being represented by art galleries, in 2004 she moved back to Florida where she resided as a child and lived until after high school. Gail teaches watercolor and mixed media classes at the Art League of Daytona Beach, where she also offers workshops. Gail Bokor is a member of the Art League of Daytona Beach, The Beaux Arts Group of Central Florida, and the Artists’ Workshop of New Smyrna Beach. Although at one time a realistic artist, she now considers herself an “Experimental Artist” and describes her work as abstracted realism, as well as non-objective.  After painting for over forty years, she still considers herself a student of art and hopefully always discovering and learning something new.

ARTIST STATEMENT
Art has been my passion, and at this stage in my life, It is what defines me.  Even when I am not engaged in the act of painting, I am still looking at my world In shapes, lines, colors and thoughts of how I would translate what I am seeing onto the canvas or paper. I work in Watercolors, Acrylics and Mixed Media, many times combining all together in a piece. At first I paint spontaneously and intuitively, and only after this beginning phase, do I start to make decisions about composition, design and all the other aspects of what makes a painting meaningful to me. Teaching is a important part of my life as an artist, and I love being able to pass on to others what I have learned In my journey as an artist.

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