Gayle Storey

Gayle began her studies at the University of Bath (1995), before studying on the MA at University of Creative Arts at Canterbury (2001). Her work has been featured in International Publications and Journals. Working with a range of multidisciplinary practices: Sculpture, Printmaking and Painting. 


Gayle’s work is a paradox between the past and present. Her current work is founded on the works of Ernst Haeckel, via the permission and collaboration with Diane M. Rielinger Co-Director MBLWHOI Library, MA USA. She has been able to emit a dialogue between the lapsed historical work of Haeckel and her own contemporary genre. Expression and simulation resonate within her work, to create powerful collaborations, decadent and stunning images, extending the perimeters of Fine Art. The use of fragile broken marks upon the surface creates a parallel between the morphic resonance of a bird’s spirit and the fragility of life. Cloned images of Ernst’s works are embedded and encased with opulent oil paints. Ornate beaded embellishments are carefully placed upon the canvas, gilding the work to a level of richness. The beaded roses over the canvas are used to represent the sovereignty of English heritage and are taken from the artists own garden, a rhetorical ambiguous imperialism salute to historical barbarism, that British heritage is founded upon.

Gayle has recently produced a series of Silk Screen Prints whilst on the AA2A Artist in Residency at the University of Bedfordshire. All images derived from organic structures taken from the artist’s own garden. Using vibrant colour combinations, her prints are visually engaging and powerful. The methodology of her working is to create the new colour combinations, through the intentional overlapping and miss alignment of colours, over-laid onto the surface of the print, giving depth to the pictures. Gayle uses the screen printing process like a camera; turning an object into a negative screen then back into a positive print. Once the image is captured onto the Silk Screen a printed picture is created through layering different screens on top of the previous colours, creating unique new pigments, new patterns and shapes upon the surface.



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