gail earned a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Art at the University of Illinois and was a freelance graphic artist in Southern California. She exhibited her work there at the Pasadena Arts Festival and was a Featured Artist in the Monrovia Arts Festival and also had a Solo, month long show, Kaleidoscope, at the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs. She has participated in charity fundraising Art Shows, such as Hope House Art Show and Gallery 10, The WKNO Art & Antiques auction in Memphis,TN. Other Memphis shows she has exhibited in are, Prayer: Conversations with God, The [Hope Church] Stirring's 10th Anniversary Art Show, and her solo show, 'Passion' where her Vertical Series was introduced, featuring: Friendship, Patriotism, California Life, Music/Worship, African Art
gail Denney Shelton, native of San Diego, California, started drawing as a way for her grandfather to keep her still in the back row of church. Oddly enough, as an adult, she was requested to paint art in church - on stage with the worship team, serving as Art Director. Whether in her private studio or a public church setting, she feels her artistic passion is a gift from God.
She enjoys depicting animals, ethnic artifacts & patterns, musical instruments or anything that captures her attention, becomes fair game for being colorfully embellished on canvas.