Gail Hayton makes her home in southeastern Michigan. Aside from a degree in Architecture (with a minor in art) she is primarily a self-taught artist. For the past 20 years, she has specialized in miniature art, focusing mostly on landscapes. Strong light, vibrant colors and interesting architecture attract her attention. To give these miniature works the vibrance that they have, Hayton paints on coper which allows the paint to shine.
Hayton’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States at many prestigious galleries including The Smithsonian in Washington D.C., the Scarab Club in Detroit and The Manoogian Museum on Mackinac Island. She has won awards for her miniature work in Washington D.C. at The Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society, for which she is a member by invitation. Hayton has also won awards at The Cider Painter in Pennsylvania, another miniature group and has garnered several honorable mentions at The Scarab Club where her work was judged against large scale entries. Her work has also been juried into and exhibited in The Miniature Art Society of Florida, the largest miniature show in the world. Publications include Ford World, Top 100 Artist in Huron Valley, American Art Collector and The Scarab Club.
“I love the intimacy of an image that can be held in your hand while relaxing in an easy chair. It reminds me of a good book that you never want to end.”
- Gail Hayton