Gail Backus TWS CFS

Gail is a graduate of York University with a B.A. (Fine Arts Major), and a B.Ed. (Art Specialist). She has had the benefit of art instruction from many well regarded artists, and has exhibited her work with several galleries in the Greater Toronto Area.

Gail is presently a member of the following: Ontario College of Teachers, Canadian Federation of University Women, Central Ontario Art Association, Mississauga Arts Council, Visual Arts Mississauga, The Mississauga Watercolour Society, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Humber Valley Art Club, The Colour & Form Society (Elected Member), Headwaters Arts, Signature Member of the Toronto Watercolour Society, and an Associate member of both SCA (Society of Canadian Artists), and CSPWC (Canadian Society for Painters in Watercolour).

Gail has received several awards including Second Place in a juried show for the World Exposition in Kariya, Aichi, Japan. She has also had paintings accepted in many other juried shows including the Humber Valley Art Club, the Artworks Show at the Oakville Town Centre, The Colour and Form Society, The Toronto Watercolour Society, Society of Canadian Artists, The Society of Canadian Artists International Juried Exhibition, and the Art Gallery of Mississauga, to name a few. She has participated in the Lakeshore Art Trail in Mississauga for many years. Gail was also the feature Artist in December 2017 for Visual Arts Mississauga.

Gail enjoys painting a variety of subjects. She uses both watercolours, and acrylics to achieve a fresh and spontaneous quality in her work. More recently, she has been experimenting with colour and form to express her feelings about ideas.


My painting, Cheltenham Badlands, was accepted 
to be part of the Society of Canadian Artists 
2018 International Juried Exhibition, which will be 
on the Society of Canadian Artists website 
from March 15th to June 15, 2018. 

I had two of my paintings accepted 
for the Humber Valley Art Club Annual 
Juried Exhibition at the Etobicoke Civic Centre. 
The show runs from March 25- April 27, 2018.  
The paintings are "Rocky Mountain High" 
and "Through the Curtains". 
(Paintings in the case at ECC (not juried): "Bow River" & "Ryoanji")

"Art on the Third"
Credit Valley Hospital
Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario
April 1-30, 2018

Mississauga Watercolour Society Art Show and Sale
Opening Reception (Refreshments): Friday, May 4th., 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Visual Arts Mississauga
4170 Riverwood Park Lane
Mississauga, Ontario 
(North of Burnhamthorpe Rd. and West of Creditview)

Toronto Watercolour Society's 33rd. Spring Juried Art Show
Papermill Art Gallery, Todmordon Mills Heritage Site
67 Pottery Road, Toronto, Ontario 
Wednesday, May 16th. to Sunday, May 27th., 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 17th. - 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
               Saturday and Sunday, 12:00- 4:30 p.m.
Accepted painting: "Autumn"