The Saginaw Charter Township Art In Public Places is proud to present Gail Leduc of Freeland, Michigan, for the Artist of the Month for September.
Through the years art has taken me through many years of discovery and fulfilment on professional and personal levels.
As of most artists I drew on everything and as a horse lover from an early age it was horses that filled the pieces of every scrap of paper I could find. As I grew up I learned to paint with oils and pastels and for many years did animal portraits of horses and dogs.
Then for several years I turned to bronze sculpture, the highlight of my bronze years was a life size running horse, when working with the sculptor James Hopfensespuger; that sculpture is standing in Wisconsin.
Now I paint exclusively with Acrylics and gravitate to whatever is special to me, be it a landscape or a particular animal; or something that is sometimes overlooked in our daily lives. I try to depict my subjects as true and honestly as I possibly can . To reach the viewer and see the response to my work brings me pleasure and a sense of satisfaction and is the ultimate goal and reward.
Gail's art exhibit will be shown at the Saginaw Charter Township Hall, 4980 Shattuck Road, Saginaw, Michigan, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., thru September 30, 2021.