Gayle Stott Lowry
Gayle Stott Lowry began her studies at East Carolina University, concentrating in Art and
Education. She later narrowed her focus to painting, studying under the internationally known artists, Wolf Kahn and Sidney Goodman. Her paintings depict explorations in vacant,
sometimes vast spaces, allowing natural light and form to give the compositions a voice.
Gayle Lowry has traveled extensively in Northern Europe, the United Kingdom, the US and Central America, Cuba, Iceland and Morocco. These travels into unfamiliar territories and cultures expand her worldview and offer a special inspiration for her work.
Lowry’s work is in the Permanent Collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art and also in
corporate collections, including the City of Raleigh, Rex Hospital, North Carolina Heart and
Vascular Center, Glaxo Smith Kline, SAS Institute, Progress Energy and IBM. She has been
awarded a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and a United Arts Council Project Grant.
The theme of living with uncertainty and forces beyond our control, on a personal and collective level, has been the impetus for much of my art. Though the imagery varies according to my thoughts, imagination or travels, it is usually an exploration of the enormous affect that change, and loss have on the environment depicted and those within it.
I’m drawn to things that are worn or scarred, and places where life is adverse, and survival is difficult. The paintings I create chronicle my emotional journey as much as the literal landscape I’m exploring. As honest expressions, I feel my paintings become embodiments of the universal human condition, offering connection and support to others, reminding us all to protect what we value most.
– Gayle Stott Lowry
View Gayle Lowry’s upcoming exhibition here.