Thursday, June 21, 2012


Gayle Tauber, Lucien Freud, Oil
Gayle Tauber has been involved in entrepreneurial businesses for more than 40 years, mostly as a cofounder of startups that focused on health/wellness, social responsibility and the preservation of capital.  Her most recent business, Kashi Company – a producer and marketer of cereals and grain-based products  was started in 1983 and sold to the Kellogg Company in 2000. Gayle started drawing as a young girl, but it was not until she sold her business that she had time to pursue her art interest with her first teacher, Rivian Butikofer, "who has skillfully guided and nurtured her artistic exploration."

Gayle has been painting with me for several years.  Her Master has been and continues to be Lucien Freud, the greatest portrait painter of the 20th Century & beginning of the 21st Century until his death. December 1922 – 20 July 2011. "...was a German-born British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time. His works are noted for their psychological penetration, and for their often discomforting examination of the relationship between artist and model." (Wikipedia)

Like Freud, Gayle is guided by her commitment to exploring the psychology of her subject, their "inner being" if you will, rather than simply their exterior manifestation. This is not to say that she is not searching for her "own work", she is! For example Gayle is using a more extensive palette than Freud does. It is always extremely challenging to have a master such as Lucien Freud and try not to compare yourself to him! I am so proud of my student GAYLE TAUBER, ARTISTE D'EXCELLENCE!
Gayle Tauber, Freud, Oil
Gayle Tauber, Jerra, Acrylic
Gayle Tauber, Sage, Oil
Gayle Talber, Self Portrait, Acrylic

Lucien Freud, Photo
Note: You may also look at my previous post on Gayle from Dec. 20, 2010