Gale is a hand-lettering artist who has a permanent space at Bella Patina in the West Bottoms of Kansas City and a home studio in Shawnee, Kansas. She loves penmanship, painting, drawing and has been doodling all her life - even when she is supposed to be paying attention. Actually, it helps her pay attention (her teachers didn't believe that and it drives her husband crazy but it's true!) She's a mom to four funny, brilliant grown kids and a mini wiener dog named Henry who keep life interesting and give her someone to talk to when she works. Her husband, Vic, is an accountant by day and her carpenter/painter by night and is a key part of her business. If you've been to one of her shows, he's "the man in the pink shirt" that may have checked you out at the register!
She sells her hand-lettered goodness at the Hallmark stores and stockists all over the USA. She does art shows, markets, and fairs and teaches classes across the Midwest and now teaches virtual classes from her home studio, as well as in-person workshops in the Kansas City area.
All her work is lettered by hand - no vinyl, stencils or machines. And yes, it's ALL her own handwriting. Don't feel bad - she self-admittedly hates to cook, clean, or do math so amazing penmanship is pretty much her stock in trade. She does, however, make a mean margarita and is an expert at making salsa. Because let's be honest - a girl has to be able to "cook" something!
In her "spare" time, she rearranges the furniture in her house, gardens, reads the occasional book, plays the piano and consumes way too much caffeine. She believes that words matter, love does, and life is better when you're laughing. She's happiest when sharing her talents with the world and hopes that each of the GaleNation products you purchase bring you joy and helps you make the sweetest memories ever.
Follow her on Instagram at @galenation for the latest!
Her home was featured on the Cover of Flea Market Home and Living in their May 2020 issue.
In 2017, Gale was honored by Topeka's 785Magazine as one of the "Women Who Rock!" Check out her feature here