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.
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.