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.


Art on the Third
Credit Valley Hospital.
2200 Eglinton Avenue West,
Mississauga, Ontario
May 1-31, 2019

Art Squared - Spring Juried Art Show
April 24-May 26, 2019
Headwaters Art Gallery
Alton Mill, Alton, Ontario
1402 Queen Street West
Reception: April 27th. 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Toronto Watercolour Society
Aquavision 2019- 34th. Annual Spring Art Show
The Papermill Gallery,
Todmordon Mills Heritage Site,
67 Pottery Road
Toronto, Ontario
June 4-16, 2019
Reception: Saturday, June 8th, !:00-4:00 p.m.

Colour and Form Members' Art Show
Art Squared Upstairs Gallery
334 Dundas Street West (across from the AGO)
June 3-17, 2019
Reception: Sunday, June 9th. 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Lakeshore Art Trail
Living Arts Centre
City Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
June 29-August 18, 2019
Reception: July 11th Time TBA

Wearable Art for Sale
Gail's artwork is available in a variety of wearable formats including, scarves,tank tops, dresses,and kimonos for sale at:
Rare Threads Gallery
1402 Queen Street West, Alton Mill, Alton, Ontario
* At the Food and Wine Festival on July 21st. there will be a fashion show from 1:00-2:00 p.m. with garments from the rare Threads Gallery.