About the Artist
" I paint realistic work in both oil and watercolors of both nature and some man made scenery, from years ago".
Gerrylea is a well known Artist, with a variety of oils of the west of Ireland and a mixture of oils and watercolors of local scenery, which are displayed in many homes and establishments throughout the Midwest and Ireland.
Gerrylea latest works are of local, historical and picturesque scenes in some forest preserve districts, which are monuments to the men who worked for The CCC (Civil Conservation Corp) during The Great Depression in the 1930's. One of her most well known commissions, ( which she was interviewed and featured in some local newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune (syndicated) and The Southtown Star and others), was a 36" x 48" magnificent oil of The Swallow Cliff Toboggan Slides in Palos Township, before the slides were dismantled.
Gerrylea is very talented in oils, watercolors, and sketching in all mediums. All her work is free hand. Her work has been and is scheduled to be show cased in many local libraries in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. The oil of Swallow Cliff Toboggan Slides has been show cased in many Municipal buildings and private Institutions in the area.
Gerrylea has had 2 scholarships to The Art Institute of Chicago, (one in 2nd grade, from the City of Chicago, (one in 6th grade, from a well known amateur contest presented by Morris B. Sachs(. She has an Art degree from Joliet Junior College, studied at Lewis University, and is attending classes at Moraine Valley and McCord Art Gallery with John Howard as her Instructor. She is active in many local Art Clubs, and participates in as many as 10 to 12 of the top juried Fine Art Festivals in The Chicagoland Area, for some highly respected and established Promoters.
Gerrylea does special orders and commissions. She does prefer to go onsite to sketch her project and take pictures to capture the colors. Returning to the site at least once or twice before her final touches
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