Gayle Faucette Wisbon was born in Oxford, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Soon after, she moved to New Mexico where she continues to live and paint.The colors and subject matter of New Mexico have long been the inspiration for her paintings. She works primarily in acrylics, but also experiments with other mediums. Her colorful and stylized paintings of flowers and Southwestern scenes have become her signature style.Painting is something I have a strong need and desire to do. There is something very fulfilling about creating something with your own hands.Here in New Mexico, the light, the colors and the shapes within the landscape are a never-ending source of inspiration for me. These elements are the perfect excuse for me to paint the way I do. Acrylics have become my medium of choice due to the rich colors, fast drying time and durability.From my own reference photos and sketches, I try to capture in paint the subjects that draw my attention. It could be flowers, a landscape, a time of day or just the way the light touches certain objects. It is my way of saving memories of things that leave me in awe.