Gerilyn Gordon Gaskill
Now that I’ve finally retired from work, I have begun my real career - painting. It’s my passion. I’ve always said my work supported my art interest. I’ve been painting seriously with watercolors for the past five years. I find Painting can be fun, relaxing, enjoyable, meditative, exciting and audacious depending on settings and my mood. Lately I have been painting in watercolors, acrylic and oil mediums. You never know what happy surprises evolve in your paintings. I just love to paint.
About the Artist
Gerilyn Gaskill has a passion for capturing the beauty of the Delaware coastline and Delmarva landscapes in watercolor, oil and acrylics. Her interest in art started young in kindergarten and was helped along by her great-grandfather artist August Seiler, who also painted coastal imagery. Her aunt Sheryl Woods from Lewes, Del., also helped cultivate her love of art throughout her life, especially in plein air.
Gerilyn believes art runs in her blood. Even though she got a late start in the career of professional fine arts, she now completes a painting a day or pretty close.
In her working years, Gaskill moved away from her beloved Delaware and lived in Riverside, Calif., and Baltimore. She retired in (12-2008) from a career in nursing, moved back to Delaware and hasn’t looked back since. Art consumes her every waking moment.
When she’s not painting, she is teaching others to paint. Gaskill volunteers a great deal of her time educating youth in the arts. For several years, she has organized and taught an art camp to local youths at the Millsboro Art League.
Gerilyn Gaskill was born and resided in Wilmington, Del. spent some of her youth in Lewes, Del., and now splits the difference residing closer to the middle of the state in Georgetown, Del. Active in the local arts, she is a member of the Millsboro Art League, Millsboro, Del., Milton Art Guild, Milton, Del.; Cape Artists, Lewes, Del. Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, Del.; Mispillion Art League, Milford, Del.; and the Art League of Ocean City, Ocean City, Md.
Art enthusiast can view and buy her latest work at the local art leagues (see list below) and gerisartworld.blogspot.com. Her art is also for sale at several area restaurants to include the Blue Water Grill, Millsboro, DE 19966.
Geri also welcomes commission work and can customize for customer’s needs.
Best in Show, for “Got this Far II,” Millsboro Art League, October 2010
Juried into Plein Air Competition and Arts Festival “Local Color”, July 2010, Easton, Md.
2nd place in watercolor “Grand Old Pontiac For Sale”, Art League of Ocean City, Spring 2010.
2011 2nd place pastel and 3rd place watercolor Del Tech Senior Exhibit
2012 2nd place oil painting and Honorable Mention watercolor Del Tech Senior Exhibit
2012 Honorable Mention watercolor Art League of O.C. PleinAir Contest
2012 1st Place Watercolor, Mispillion Art League Fall Show.
2013 Artist Choice Award, Plein Air Contest Dover Days "Terry House"
2013 Beverly Bassford Award Best in Show Art League O.C. "The Mantel"
2014 Juried into several local show, Juired into Local Color Easton MD., Brandywine Plein Air Contest, Wilmington De., Members Art Show, Rehoboth Art League, Fall Show Second Place, Mispillion Art League., Honorable Mention Art League Of Ocean City.
Juried in to several Miniature Art Shows.
Out Reach Summer Art Camp Millsboro Art League. Local Color Art Demos at ALOC, Private Classes, Brushes and Bubble ALOC, Cork and Canvas RAL
Cape Artists, 3rd St., Lewes, Art League of Ocean City April-June,
Rehoboth Art League Out Door Show August. Local Color, Easton Md.
Although Gaskill has no formal art education; she has studied under several artists and organizations that have helped her to become the artist she is today. A few of them are:
Oil Painting, (1969), at The Schooner Studio in Wilmington, Del.
Group Figure Drawing (1972) with Howard Scheroeder, Rehoboth Art League
Watercolor Painting, Tom Jones of Salisbury, Barbara Doyle Schmid (ALOC), Janet Rogers, and Tom Lynch. Oil Painting with Kevin Fitgerald.
Rehoboth Art League
Mispillion Art League
Art League of Ocean City
Delaware By Hand, Biggs Museum, Dover, DelawareMilton Art Guild, Milton, Delaware
Delaware Watercolor Society