We had the good fortune of connecting with Gail Delger and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gail, making friends as an adult isn’t easy. Any advice or experiences you can share?
I think as an artist it is real easy to make friends if you join some art organizations. Everyone is like minded, we all like watching paint dry. The people are all very friendly too.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I started painting traditional watercolors after I took a watercolor class. I had seen the Southwestern Watercolor Society Show at Northpark on year and was blown away by the amazing watercolors. I wanted to learn watercolors after that. I had goals of getting into the Southwestern Watercolor Society Show, getting published in a book and getting signature status with several national watercolor societies, including the American Watercolor Society and I did complete those goals. I took years, but I never gave up. My art has changed through the years, I am now painting in acrylics and most of my paintings are whimsical and quirky.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I would definitely take visiting friends to the art museums in both Dallas and Ft. Worth. I live in McKinney, so I would visit Historic Downtown McKinney. There are a lot of good restaurants and shops there. Also, the Heard Museum is a great place to go in McKinney.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My fellow artists and also the Southwestern Watercolor Society which I have been a member since 1996 have been influential in my art career.