Gail Backus is a mixed media painter based in Ontario Canada. In her work Backus recruits the natural world into her work, leaning into Arcadian subject matters available in her home region of Ontario. "My paintings are haikus to the beauty of nature." Her other canvas and Yupo paintings also feature texturized and multi-media work. Artist collectives and galleries in Toronto sell her unique, particle-fine, interpretational paint-work as fabric printed tunics and kimonos.

Her latest body of work comprises gouache and ink paintings of flowers. Throughout the lockdown, Backus would spend her afternoons in her house garden seeking solace. Seated there, she painted the exquisite blooms that her husband arranged and planted. As she exhausted her subjects of flowers to paint, she transitioned to capturing their inner intricacies, concentrating on the finer details. The series mirrors the changing beauty of that natural sanctuary, encouraging viewers to immerse themselves in tranquil contemplation.

Backus participated in numerous exhibitions, locally and internationally, namely the Society of Canadian Artists’ international juried exhibition and the Japan Triennale. In 2017, she was a featured artist at the Visual Arts Mississauga. Backus is an established and involved figure in the Canadian national and Ontario regional art community belonging to eleven professional collectives, institutes, or societies, most notably the Ontario College of Teachers and the Canadian Federation of University Women, the Society of Canadian Artists, and the Arts and the Letters Club on Elm Street in Toronto, Canada. Trained in the Fine Arts (B.A., York University), she is also an educator (B.Ed., Art Specialist, York).

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Iris
Iris

11" x 7.5"

Les Fleurs
Les Fleurs

7.5" x 11"

Spring Garden
Spring Garden

7.5" x 11"

Glorious Spring
Glorious Spring

11" x 7.5"

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Gail Backus is a mixed media painter based in Ontario Canada. In her work Backus recruits the natural world into her work, leaning into Arcadian subject matters available in her home region of Ontario. "My paintings are haikus to the beauty of nature." Her other canvas and Yupo paintings also feature texturized and multi-media work. Artist collectives and galleries in Toronto sell her unique, particle-fine, interpretational paint-work as fabric printed tunics and kimonos.

Her latest body of work comprises gouache and ink paintings of flowers. Throughout the lockdown, Backus would spend her afternoons in her house garden seeking solace. Seated there, she painted the exquisite blooms that her husband arranged and planted. As she exhausted her subjects of flowers to paint, she transitioned to capturing their inner intricacies, concentrating on the finer details. The series mirrors the changing beauty of that natural sanctuary, encouraging viewers to immerse themselves in tranquil contemplation.

Backus participated in numerous exhibitions, locally and internationally, namely the Society of Canadian Artists’ international juried exhibition and the Japan Triennale. In 2017, she was a featured artist at the Visual Arts Mississauga. Backus is an established and involved figure in the Canadian national and Ontario regional art community belonging to eleven professional collectives, institutes, or societies, most notably the Ontario College of Teachers and the Canadian Federation of University Women, the Society of Canadian Artists, and the Arts and the Letters Club on Elm Street in Toronto, Canada. Trained in the Fine Arts (B.A., York University), she is also an educator (B.Ed., Art Specialist, York).

Iris
Iris
Les Fleurs
Les Fleurs
Spring Garden
Spring Garden
Glorious Spring
Glorious Spring
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The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas
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