Artist Bio

Gale Whitman grew up on a farm in western Nebraska.  After high school, she spent a year in Turkey as an exchange student.  She earned a BA in biology with a minor in art from Hastings College in 1988.  In 1991 Gale moved to Fort Collins to attend graduate school at CSU, and she received an MS in anatomy / medical illustration in 1993.

Portrait of Gale in Studio #205Gale worked as a medical illustrator for 10 years in Fort Collins.  She married her swing dancing partner, Dr. Doug Whitman, in 2001.  In the autumn of 2008, Gale joined the Poudre Studio Artists and began renting a studio in the Art Center of Fort Collins.  Gale enjoys painting with acrylics, drawing inspiration from nature and the human spirit, ‘up-cycling’ products she discovers in thrift shops, and being an Art in Public Places spokesperson.  She and her husband still love to dance, take their children camping, and generally enjoy all the riches that Fort Collins has to offer.



Gale’s Artist Statement



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