Jean Gale

Jean believes painting is a gift she has been given to share with others. A favorite quote states let me show you what I have seen, what I have loved & perhaps you will see it and love it too. Inspiration has come from many travels to Greece, Italy, Portugal, France, Taos and in the beautiful northwest. Architecture is a favorite subject – be it the antiquity of a stone wall, church or a sunlit window. She also enjoys the challenge of painting a still life and flowers.

She is continually seeking new ways to project imagery through workshops. Her style in watercolor, her first love, is mostly realistic. As Jean's art evolves with collage, monotype and acrylic, these pieces create diversity with imaginative abstraction. Capturing the feeling of light and emphasizing contrast is what makes her paintings come alive.

A resident of Lake Oswego, Jean is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and Lake Area Artists. Her work is in private and corporate collections in the northwest and includes many personal commissions. She has taught numerous watercolor classes.




Celebration of Creativity
Southminster Presbyterian Church
12250 SW Denney Road, Beaverton, Oregon
Thursday, March 1st, First Look Gala, 7-9 pm
Friday, March 2nd, Exhibit & Sale, 10-5pm, Meet the Artists Reception & Sale, 7-9 pm
Saturday, March 3rd, Exhibit & Sale, 10-5pm
Sunday, March 4, Exhibit & Sale, 11:30-3pm



Watercolor Society of Oregon, Fall Show 2017, Achievement Award

Willamette Valley Lavender Festival 2016, Honorable Mention

Willamette Valley Lavender Festival 2015, Honorable Mention

Yamhill Lavender Festival Plein Air Show, July 2013, Honorable Mention

Watercolor Society of Oregon, Fall Show 2013, Award of Distinction





Lake Area Artists Show and Sale 2017, 2016

Watercolor Society of Oregon, Spring show 2015

Yamhill Lavender Festival 2013, Honorable Mention

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, June 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Studio in Lake Oswego, Solo Exhibit, October 2012, 2006, 2004

Celebration of Creativity, Beaverton, OR 2012, 2009
Yamhills Gallery, OR, Featured Artist November & December 2011

Watercolor Society of Oregon, Juried, Fall 2014, 2013, 2011, Fall 2007
Allison Wonderland - The Allison Inn & Spa Estate Garden, Newberg, OR August 2011

Oregon Lavender Festival & Plein-Aire Exhibit, June 2011

Rain Dance Art Festival, Newberg, OR 2010, 2009, 2008
Trilogy Festival at Oakhurst Thoroughbreds, Sept 2010

Trilogy; A Story of Food, Wine and Art; Quick Draw Event, June 2010 

William Parks Print Studio Member Show, June 2010

Featured Artist - Newberg Gallery, OR 2009.
Beaverton Showcase, February 2005
Barnes & Noble, Two Person Exhibit, September 2003
Village Gallery of Arts, Solo Exhibit, July 2003
Oregon Society of Artists Rose Show, Juried, June 2003
A Celebration for Women in the Arts, Gallery Southwest, May 2002
Studio Bella, Solo Exhibit, November 2001
Watercolor Society of Oregon, Juried, Spring 2001, Fall 2002
Northwest Watercolor Society Exhibit, Juried, Fall 2002, Spring 2000,
Studio 308, Gatsby Building, Solo Exhibit, December 1999, 1998
Borders Books, Tigard, Solo Exhibit, September 1998
Central Oregon Art Association, Mirror Pond Gallery, Cascade Festival of Music, 1995
Rental Sales Gallery, Portland, Juried, 1994
V. Clair, Pioneer Place & Heathman Hotel, Solo Exhibit, November 1993
Watercolor Society of Oregon, Juried 1993, Member


Artist Alliance Northwest exhibit in Japanese Garden, 2010

Artist Alliance Northwest exhibit in Japanese Garden, 2009

OSA Rose Show, June 2007
Lake Oswego Chronicle Invitational Show, June 2007
Winter Light, Multnomah Art Center, December 2005
Translations, Portland Japanese Garden, June 2005, June 2006, June 2007, May 2008
Willamette Vineyard Exhibit, Salem, May 2003
Lake Oswego Public Library, March 1998
Lake Oswego Art Festival, June 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2004


Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, 1237 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR

Jean Gale’s studio in Lake Oswego. Call Jean at 503 675 1982 for an appointment or email jeangale@comcast.net



Watercolor Society of Oregon, 1993
Northwest Watercolor Society, 2000
Artist Alliance Northwest, 2004

Lake Area Artists, 2016




Workshop instruction with emphasis on watercolor and drawing under:

Dory Kanter, Eric Weigardt, Judy Betts
Arne Westerman, Frank Webb, Jan Kunz
John Waddingham Wm., “Skip” Lawrence, Judy Morris



Cedar Hills Rec. Center, Beaverton; Instructor,
Beginner Watercolor Classes, 1992, 2002, 2003
Elsie Stuhr Senior Center, Beaverton; Instructor,
Intermediate Watercolor Classes, 2003, 2004
Private Instruction, Lake Oswego, 1997, 1999
Two Day Workshop, Bend; Instructor,
Beginner Watercolor Classes, Spring & Fall 1992


The First 50 Years (1 painting) Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery 2009

Maskworld CD-Rom, Art Work & Illustrations, published by Garth’s Kidstuff Software, 1998-2000


DeLap White & Raish, CPA, Lake Oswego, Oregon
St. Charles Medical Center, Cancer Services Dept., Bend, Oregon
Northlake Physical Therapy, Lake Oswego, Oregon
The Taylor Group, Portland, Oregon



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