Frequently Asked Questions
How can I select the perfect Gay Gaddis painting for me?
Browse Gay’s Collections page or download a price list for a comprehensive list. Contact email@example.com for recommendations, assistance and to arrange shipping on larger pieces. Please share approximate dimensions of the space the artwork will be installed as well as your desired mood, color scheme and/or budget. Gay’s team will reply to schedule a call and/or a private tour of Gay’s artwork at Fossil Ridge Art Gallery & Studio. All artwork is original and signed by the artist, and includes a custom frame or easel, as noted.
How does shipping artwork work?
For my “Jewel Box” collection or online “Shop,” a flat shipping fee (via USPS ground) or free “local pickup” in downtown Austin can be selected during your online purchase. For larger paintings, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange shipping or free local pickup. Shipping fees are based on painting size, weight, zip code and preferred courier (i.e. UPS or FedEx). Payment of artwork must be received in advance of shipment via check or credit card. Once artwork has shipped, final shipping expenses will be collected via check or credit card. International shipping can be arranged as well.
What are the differences in Gay’s art collections?
My “Jewel Box” collection features smaller canvases with shadow box frames or easels that can be displayed on a wall, shelf or desk, as well as gift items inspired by Gay’s work. The remaining collections: “Angels and Arrows,” “Vistas” and “Silver Linings” are larger statement pieces featuring frames for wall installation. All artwork is original, framed and signed by the artist.
How can I visit Gay’s private art gallery and studio and where is it located?
Contact us at email@example.com to schedule a private tour of Fossil Ridge Art Studio & Gallery or enjoy a virtual tour online. Located on Double Heart Ranch in the Texas Hill Country, Fossil Ridge Art Studio & Gallery is approximately one-hour northwest of Austin. Additionally, seasonal special events are hosted at Gay’s private studio and gallery with invitations extended to newsletter subscribers.
What mediums does Gay use when painting?
To capture the vibrant colors found in nature, Gay uses acrylic paint in a wide variety of colors including neon, iridescent and metallic paints. Artwork is either on canvas made of cotton or linen, or claybord, an ultra-smooth, absorbent clay surface.
Does all artwork include a frame?
Yes, the majority of artwork includes a custom gallery frame by a professional local framer. Only a few smaller pieces from the “Jewel Box” collection include an easel instead of a frame, as noted. Frames are shown in online photos and if a different or specialty frame is desired, arrangements can be made for additional fees.
What inspires Gay as a painter and what’s her creative progress?
Gay is a “plein air” artist capturing the spirit and essence of the Texas Hill Country using natural light, color and movement into her work. “En plein air” is a French expression meaning “in the open air” referring to the act of painting outdoors, Gay’s preferred method of painting.
How do I stay informed about future collections of art?
Subscribe to Gay’s newsletter “True Grit,” published every other week. Each edition features an opening letter by Gay herself with an inspiring story or business advice, along with a featured painting and a link to a free video, workshop or article on a wide range of topics. Seasonally, newsletter subscribers receive invitations to special events at Gay’s private art gallery.
What topics is Gay known for as a professional speaker?
As a professional speaker and leadership instructor, Gay shares insights as a self-made, award-winning female artist and entrepreneur speaking on topics such as the business of art, creative leadership, female empowerment, corporate culture and leadership skills. From educational institutions such as Harvard Business School, Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and Beijing University to international brands including Coca-Cola, American Airlines, UPS, Allstate, and American Express, Gay has traveled the globe hosting keynote speeches, workshops, book signings and leadership discussions. Learn more about speaking opportunities on gaygaddis.com.
How can I attend leadership training or workshops by Gay Gaddis?
Gay is the founder and co-instructor of “Women Who Mean Business,” a women’s development program at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. The six-monthly executive education program has an 97% NPS (Net Promoter Score) and an average of 47% of students achieving a raise or promotion in their career while enrolled in the program. Additionally, Gay works with businesses and organizations to host custom leadership sessions and talks. Learn more about Gay’s leadership programming on gaygaddis.com.
What is Gay’s book “Cowgirl Power” about?
Cowgirl Power: How to Kick Ass in Business & Life is the entrepreneurial journey of Gay Gaddis, filled with insights, examples and leadership advice on how to develop your personal power and lead fearlessly. Throughout the book, vignettes on historical cowgirls are included celebrating some of the very first female entrepreneurs and businesswomen in U.S. history. “Cowgirl Power” is a mindset—an approach to living and working offering ideas and tools that open new opportunities to blaze your trail, your way.
Does Gay collaborate with other creatives or brands?
Absolutely. Creative collaboration was one of the cornerstones of success in her award-winning advertising agency, T3. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your ideas on how we can work on a creative venture together.