A native of Los Angeles, Gayle Garner Roski studied fine arts at the University of Southern California’s school that now bears her name: the Gayle Garner Roski School of Fine Arts. Her vibrant watercolors have been exhibited extensively in museums and galleries from Southern California to Scotland. Roski bridges her fine art career with her civic dedication and has headed public art projects throughout the city, including the Community of Angels Sculptural Project in Los Angeles and for the Los Angeles Cathedral. She also is a Signature Member and serves on the executive board of the California Art Club.
A plein-air watercolorist and avid world traveler, Roski has explored some of the most remote parts of the globe, always with paints and sketchbook in hand. She dives the uncharted waters off New Guinea and has climbed to the summit of Mr. Kilimanjaro.
In 2010 Roski had solo shows at the Manhattan Beach Art Center (My World) and the University of Southern California’s University Club (Luscious), and participated in the Autry’s Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale and the California Art Club’s “The Ring Cycle” and Gold Medal shows.
Roski also illustrated two books that year: Luscious, a cookbook for USC, and Thomas the T. rex: The Journey of a Young Dinosaur to Los Angeles.