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Gail S. Kotel | ArtistArtist Statement

I have always been drawn to the face.  As Early as High School, I completed a series of watercolors of all the people in my life of whom i was related to or intimate with from Texas, to Philadelphia and NYC. Over a year’s time, at least 100 paintings were completed. I next moved to woodcuts, followed by monoprints: but as time went on, hand printing yielded equal parts paint on the paper and glass, which was not productive.  This compelled me to leave the paint on the glass, still working within the process of monoprinting.  But the single pane of glass was not as compelling as multiple panels (like grids for a mural), and thus my love affair with windows was born!!!  Read More