Little Hell Flames (c) 2014 GLYF.

I am also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators as well as the author and

illustrator of two picture books.  I hope to get my books out there! 

Look for me on Instagram @gaylepainting and Twitter @glyfisher (although my resolution is to

keep this website updated!  Please contact me at if you have any interest in my work!

My painting "Little Hell Flames" was selected as a winner in the Light Space and Time Gallery ("LST")

All Women Art Competition.  This was my first time competing outside of the Chicago area!  

I was also honored to receive an Honorable Mention in LST's Botanical Art Compeition for "Sunkissed"

and again for "Lobster Beach."  (Sunkissed is still available, the others can be made to order in prints!

A solo show at THC closed with my selling eight paintings!  A new show is on the books!

Since then, my art has been featured at the Gallery at the River Forest Library, the Gallery at the Main Oak Park Library, the Buzz Cafe, the Oak Park Art League, Harrison Works, Tamale Hut Cafe (THC), juried art fairs, on-line competitions as well as the Chicago Sun-Times and Oak Park-River Forest Patch.

Nature, water, butterflies, flowers and natural light (especially sunsets and sunrises) inspire me.  

I love Frida Kahlo and recently trekked out to Arizona to see her work up close and personal.  I am also

inspired by Gauguin, Van Gogh and O'Keefe.  I've been painting professionally since May 2012, when

my solo show opened at Harrison Works, a gallery located in the Oak Park Arts District 

I practiced law for nearly 20 years before retiring to pursue my dreams of art!  That's my professional "headshot" taken for the RAW art show.

Hi my name is Gayle Yeatman Fisher.  I'm an artist, illustrator and writer.  I specialize in oils and acrylics on canvas.

about ME


Lobster Beach (c) 2013 GLYF

In the fall I was selected as part of the juried  Oak Park Area Arts Council Regional Competition  and my painting, Lush, was given award (ribbon and cash)!

In addition, I have been featured in Calendars for the Nature Artists' Guild of the Morton Arboretum.

Lush (c) 2014 GLYF

​Sunkissed (c) 2014 GLYF

I've been selected to be a RAW Artist.  My profile is on the RAW website at and my

interview is on YouTube!  http://youtube/gwlsuPOIFgE