Gayle Stott Lowry
For some time my deep concern over changes in our world has informed my creative work. Though the imagery varies according to my thoughts, imagination and travels, the theme of adaptation and resilience in the face of uncertainty and forces beyond our control, weaves through my paintings. As honest expressions, I feel my paintings become embodiments of the universal human condition, offering connection and support to others.
Gayle Stott Lowry began her studies at East Carolina University, concentrating in Art and Primary Education. After completing her undergraduate studies, she narrowed her focus to painting, studying under the internationally known artists, Wolf Kahn and Sidney Goodman. Her paintings depict explorations in vacant, sometimes vast, spaces, allowing natural light and form to give the compositions a voice. Lowry has traveled extensively in Northern Europe, the United Kingdom, the US and Central America, Cuba, Iceland and most recently, Morocco. These ventures into unfamiliar territories and cultures broaden her worldview and offer inspiration for her work.
Lowry’s work is in the North Carolina Museum of Art and also in corporate collections, including The City of Raleigh, Rex Hospital, Glaxo Smith Kline, SAS Institute, Progress Energy, R.J Reynolds and IBM. She has been awarded a residency at Vermont Studio Center, a United Arts Council Project Grant and a project grant from the City of Raleigh Arts Commission.