Roads Less Traveled
Landscapes, hazy skies, fields of flowers and old buildings are the subjects of Duncan artist Gay Faulkenberry’s work. In 2009, when her show “Roads Less Traveled” opened at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, she was president of the Plein-Air Painters of America. Easel, canvas, paints and brushes are standard baggage for Gay as she travels the world, both across America and internationally. Her show consisted of nearly 30 pieces of work. She has painted in France, Italy, and closer to home – New Mexico, California, Missouri, and numerous national parks.
She was also one of the artists in the 2009-’13 show, American Legacy: Our National Parks, On Location with the Plein-Air Painters of America, at The Haggin Museum, in Stockton, CA. Numerous feature articles have been written on Gay, including publications such as Santa Fean, Artists of the Rockies and the Golden West magazine, Southwest Arts, and Plein-Air Painting, to name a few.
Gay continues to paint, in addition to instruction, workshops and judging contests. She gives back to the local art community through organizations like local Duncan Art Guild. When the weather is difficult, she finds solace in painting in her vaulted-loft studio at her home in Duncan.