For commissioned pieces, I research the subject through photographs and interviews before I start the painting. Every painting begins with a thought process in which I consider composition, subject matter and color combinations. For landscapes, I sometimes use several photos with which I combine elements to create a better composition. My goal is to convey the subject matter with a flair that is pleasing the eye, built upon the uniqueness of the requirements and personal style.
My paintings can be found in personal collections throughout the United States I am member of the Wisconsin Visual Artists Group, and the AC Art Association. I attended Milwaukee Area Tech College for the Commercial Art Program
Gay Pautz Exhibit Shows and Awards:
March 3 -March 30-2014 - A/C Art Association group show at the Wauwatosa library June 2-July 6, 2013
Mount Mary College AC Art Association Group Show March 4, 2012 -March 31, 2012-
A/C Art Association 63rd Annual Spring Exhibit at Library Square, located in West Allis, Wi November 27, 2011-January 1st, 2012-
A/C Art Association 63rd Annual Exhibit at the Reuss Federal Building. Best in Show awarded for my painting of "Purrfect Contentment."
October 4-29, 2010-
A/C Art Assoc. 62nd Annual Exhibit, North Shore Bank - Best in Show awarded for Red Pears #4. June 1- July 24, 2009-
WVA SE Chapter Group juried show at Ploch Art Gallery
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfiled, Wi. December 14 through January 24th, 2009-
Juried group show at Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 15-April 26, 2008 -
A/C Show exhibit at Uihlein Peters Gallery, Milwaukee, Wi. The "Coastal Bliss" image was used for advertising this show. March 1, -April 28, 2007- 2 person exhibit at the Boerner Gardens at Whitnall Park 2005-WRAA State award for "Favorite Things" 2004- Received State award and additional award through the WRAA for
the Painting of "Doe." The "Doe" painting image was also included in the local Madison paper article for the 50th anniversary of the WRAA.