Gail Cheney

IMG_9509

After 44 years as a public school teacher, college professor, school administrator, curriculum developer, writer, and educational consultant, I returned to my life-long love — ART.

Since losing a daughter in 2008, painting and pottery not only provided me with joy but also solace. Proceeds from my work go to a memorial scholarship fund for Amy at Fairland House in Dublin, Mississippi, and to related charities on the Gulf Coast.

Retirement gives me time to spend with family and friends and to "be" an artist. When someone asks me what I do, I am happy to reply, "I am an artist." Picasso said, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Thanks to the support of the people in my life, I am learning how to remain an artist.