Gail began creating jewelry as a way to spend time with her daughter and along the way became addicted. Having been a decorative painter and the creator of many surfaces, working with my hands gives me pleasure. She creates jewelry that is pleasing to the eye and touch, sophisticated or casual, versatile or unexpected. Gail feels jewelry or a decorative item you select makes a statement about who you are what you value in life and it gives her pleasure to be a part of that. Discovering and collecting all the parts that end up in her art pieces is half the fun. “I never know where I will find the centerpiece for my next project: the beach, the bead shop or the bead shop parking lot!” She taught decorative painting to adults and a variety of crafts to teenagers throughout her working career as artist/teacher. Through the Town of Islip Recreation Department, she organized and ran specialized art programs for 7 years. Gail is a member of Gallery North, Islip Art Museum, and Women Sharing Art. Gail is a member of the Long Island Craft Guild and will be displaying her jewelry in the East End Arts Gallery.