Gale Whitman is a farm girl from the Nebraska panhandle. She studied biology and art at Hastings College, and received a masters in medical illustration from Colorado State University in 1993. After a decade working as a medical illustrator she started a family and ventured into more expressive art. Gale enjoyed her studio in the Poudre River Art Center of Fort Collins from 2009-2014. She illustrated a children's book The Man From Space, self-published with the author in 2012, and co-created Good Day: Poetry and Images for Seasons of Optimism, self-published with the poet in 2014. Gale specializes in murals on transformer cabinets and "Pianos About Town" for the City's Art in Public Places program. She has also been privately commissioned for several murals, including the two-story "Lolli-poppies" mural for FirstBank in Old Town Fort Collins.
In her art, Gale draws inspiration from nature and the human spirit. In addition to designing and painting murals, she enjoys taking on commissions, 'up-cycling' products discovered in thrift shops, and experimenting with abstract art.
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