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Gale has been painting, teaching and living with a paintbrush in her hand for many years. Coming from New Jersey to live in the Florida Keys has made her artistic mind expand even more. Winning the 3rd place ribbon in the judged show for her colored pencil sketch of a magnolia made her dream come true to be a part of the Artists in Paradise Gallery in Big Pine Key, Florida. Since then she has won numerous awards and peoples choice for her watercolor batik on rice paper.

Gale Upmal
Batik watercolor
on rice paper

Phone - 305-872-0366


Enjoying and perfecting this art is fun and challenging. Her husband, Ed, is now her mat cutter and framer. She is now the gallery director and President of the Lower Keys Artists Network. She is a member of the Florida Keys Art Guild, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, Florida Keys Watercolor Society, and Society of Decorative Painters and on the board of the Pete Rosin Art Scholarship Auction.

Gale has taught classes from her home studio for 15 years and has had over 55 students a week. She uses many mediums and her new love is watercolor batik on rice paper. She still paints her glassware keeping her designs very delicate with a one-stroke technique. She designs "Keys" style furniture and enjoys dabbling in oils.

She enjoys living in the beautiful Florida Keys and sharing her life with the beauty that surrounds her and husband, Ed, and the "Dusty" bird.

Please click on the pictures to see them enlarged.

Gale Upmale

Gale Upmal





Artists In Paradise Gallery
22 Key Deer Blvd.
Big Pine Key, Florida 33043
(305) 872-1828