Proud to be a coast to coast Canadian, Gail Hall is a mother, musician, artist, author, field naturalist and teacher. She was identified and supported as gifted from an early age.
As a life long learner and explorer, she continues a multi disciplined and multi media practice. She has earned graduate and post graduate university degrees in Fine and Performing Arts and Education from SFU.
The Arts in Education programs as well as Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s mystical and ennobling philosophy, have formed the foundation of her teaching style. Wassily Kandinsky’s ‘The Spiritual in Art‘ has greatly influenced her approach when making art and music. Gail offers arts instruction in line drawings of nature and still life, monoprints, and suminagashi.
She considers her main visual art collections to be a form of Documentary Art and Art in Context. They are designed to enrich our understanding and illuminate natural and contemporary human cultures.
She is a volunteer at the Historic Stewart Farmhouse on Crescent Road in Surrey, and a member of Seeds of Diversity Canada. Gail collects and propagates medicinal plants ordered from Richter’s of Ontario and Strictly Medicinal Seeds of Oregon. She also offers workshops in herbal preparations.
Gail has an interest in aromatic plants and incenses from around the world. After visiting the two hundred year old incense shop in Kyoto, called Shoyeido, Gail began her journey into the Japanese incense culture . She offers workshops in the Koh-Do ceremony and in the making of incense.
She is currently accredited by the BC Ministry of Education as a teacher, and is a certified Song Shine instructor. She presently teaches voice and piano at the Long & McQuade Lesson Centre in Langley as well as offering private lessons.
Green grows her loves hue.