Gayle Nichols is a Contemporary American Realist, third generation artist. Growing up in Oklahoma, she was always fascinated by drawing and painting. Gayle began her formal studies under widely recognized watercolorist Glenn Godsey and life drawing professor Carl Coker. Gayle graduated from the University of Tulsa, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design. Gayle’s graphite drawings, watercolors and oil paintings are composed from photographs for visual information, then combines them to freeze brief moments in time and the ever changing beauty of nature. She paints a wide variety of subject matter trying to capture the emotional elements of the scene, the play on color, accurate realism, while maintaining artistic integrity. Nichols works are collected throughout the United States and can be found in corporate and private collections. Today, Nichols continues to carry on the tradition to draw and paint in the mountains of central Colorado.