Gail Backus TWS CFS

Gail is a graduate of York University with a B.A. (Fine Arts Major), and a B.Ed. (Art Specialist). She has had the benefit of art instruction from many well regarded artists, and has exhibited her work with several galleries in the Greater Toronto Area.

Gail is presently a member of the following: Ontario College of Teachers, Canadian Federation of University Women, Central Ontario Art Association, Mississauga Arts Council, Visual Arts Mississauga, The Mississauga Watercolour Society, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Humber Valley Art Club, The Colour & Form Society (Elected Member), Headwaters Arts, Signature Member of the Toronto Watercolour Society, and an Associate member of both SCA (Society of Canadian Artists), and CSPWC (Canadian Society for Painters in Watercolour).

Gail has received several awards including Second Place in a juried show for the World Exposition in Kariya, Aichi, Japan. She has also had paintings accepted in many other juried shows including the Humber Valley Art Club, the Artworks Show at the Oakville Town Centre, The Colour and Form Society, The Toronto Watercolour Society, Society of Canadian Artists, The Society of Canadian Artists International Juried Exhibition, and the Art Gallery of Mississauga, to name a few. She has participated in the Lakeshore Art Trail in Mississauga for many years. Gail was also the feature Artist in December 2017 for Visual Arts Mississauga.

Gail enjoys painting a variety of subjects. She uses both watercolours, and acrylics to achieve a fresh and spontaneous quality in her work. More recently, she has been experimenting with colour and form to express her feelings about ideas.


Gail Backus is the feature artist of the week (Aug. 5-Aug. 12) for the Lakeshore Art Trail. 
The Lakeshore Art Trail is an annual self-guided, tour through the scenic villages of Clarkson and Port Credit. 
This free show and sale will be held on October 13 & 14, 2018. For more information visit us at: www.lakeshorearttrail.com 

Colour and Form Society
2018 Elected Members' Juried Exhibition
July 5-August 16
Assembly Hall
1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto
(Kipling and Lakeshore)
Opening and Awards July 5, 2018 (6-8:00 p.m.)
My painting is "Let the Sun Shine In"