Gail Gastfield

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Gail Gastfield began her formal art education at the age of 10, studying charcoal and pastel drawing with a private instructor. She began painting in oils and acrylics at age 12. While in college, Gail decided on a career in commercial illustration, because she preferred representational work and also thought that eating was important. After graduating from Western Washington State College with a bachelor's degree in fine and graphic arts, she worked for American Arts & Graphics, Inc. as in-house artist and art director. She produced artwork and layouts for catalogs, brochures, ads, newsletters and over 150 posters and other products. She uses airbrush, colored pencils, gouache, acrylics, pen and ink, oils and various computer graphic programs to create art.

As a poster artist, she created monsters such as "Death Dealer", unicorns, cats, teddy bears and other animals. Fantasy and space are her favorite subjects. She appreciates the work of Maxfield Parrish, Arthur Rackham, Mucha and other illustrators. A teddy bear poster series grew out of characters created by Gail for her Christmas cards. She has been collecting teddy bears since 1978 and now has hundreds, including several she has made. Another popular series was Roosevelt the Cat, a fat orange cat with Cattitude. He was named for Gail's alma mater, very appropriately (Teddy) Roosevelt High School in Seattle. You might say that he yowls loudly and carries a big stick. Another cat character Miss Behavin' wrote a book, A View from the Litter Box, with the help of Gail and her husband Richard Record. She has a slightly sweeter disposition than Roosevelt.

Since 1995, Gail has been freelancing, producing artwork for T-shirts, posters and other gift products. She lives in Mukilteo (pronounced "Muck-ill-TEE-oh", local Native American for "good campground"), a suburb of Seattle, Washington. Besides art and teddy bears, Gail enjoys reading, sewing, singing, acting, traveling and watching movies.

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   Roosevelt Products
   Coffee Cat products
   My Many Moods Products
   Angel of the Air Products
   Angel of the Earth Products
   Angel of the Light Products
   Angel of the Water Products
   Forest Fairy Products
   Garden Angel Products
   Teddy Buddies Products
   Bear Essentials Products
   Crystal Moon Products
   Teddy Love Products
   Love You Beary Much Products
   Seekers of Light Products
   Can't Bear Products
   Fairy Rose Products
   Autumn Fairy Products
   Animal Kingdom Products
   Shaped by the Spirit Products
   Teddy's Pot of Gold Products
   Teddy Bear Friends Products
   Fantasy Trees Products
   Teddies Away Products
   Polar Attraction Products
   Roosevelt Mousework Products
   Angelheart Bear Products
   Butterfly Fairy Products
   Ocean Pearl Products
   Dragon Products
   Empyreal Spirit Products
   Flower Fairy Products
   Roosevelt Rise & Shine Products
   Roosevelt Nine Lives Products
   Serenity Products
   Roosevelt "Blame it on the Dog" Products
   Roosevelt Rules Products
   Dragon's Lair Products
   Tropical Birds Products
   Elemental Masks Products
   AeroPig Workout Products
   Lady of the Lake Products
   Miss Behavin' Will Sleep for Food Products
   Must be Obeyed Products
   Miss Behavin' Play Nice Products
   Miss Behavin' High Maintenance Products
   Amethyst Cave Products
   Miss Behavin' WMD Products
   Miss Behavin' Fish Products
   Miss Behavin' Mood Products
   Miss Behavin' TP Fun Products
   Moon Shadow Products
   Alpine Spirit Products
   Roosevelt People Person Products
   Roosevelt Get a Life Products
   Roosevelt Yarn (Might be funny) Products
   Unmasked Products
   Behind the Mask Products
   Dream Fairy Products
   Tiger Products
   Rare Beauty Products
   Forest Family Products
   Roosevelt "If you want cute..." Products
   Roosevelt Eat, Sleep, Eat Products
   Roosevelt Exercise Products
   Roosevelt Friends Products
   Roosevelt Tulips Products
   Roosevelt Cool Cat Products
   Roosevelt Party Animal Products
   Roosevelt "Mischief" Products
   Roosevelt Christmas Lights Products
   Roosevelt "Morning" Products
   Roosevelt "Closer to Christmas" Products
   Roosevelt Santa Claws Products
   Roosevelt "Too Late" Products
   Miss Behavin' Snowcats Products
   Miss Behavin' and Teddy Products
   Northern Lights Products
   Santa Teddy Products
   Bear Carolers Products
   Teddy Bear Tree Products
   Roosevelt Messy Creative Products
   Roosevelt "Love" Products
   Roosevelt "Loves Me" Products
   Roosevelt "Kitchen Cat" Products
   Roosevelt "Indulge" Products
   Roosevelt "Felines" Products
   Roosevelt Bedtime Products
   Roosevelt Grouch Products
   Roosevelt "Ready for Love" Products
   Roosevelt "Get a Dog" Products
   Roosevelt "Places to Go" Products
   Rainbow Unicorn Products
   Roosevelt "Cattitude" Products
   Teddy Picnic Products
   Cats Rule Products
   Cats Gone Wild Products
   Dragon Battle Products
   Pandas Art Products
   Pop Art Cat
   Fantasy Falls Products
   Fairy Music Products
   Unicorn Dream Products
   Celestial Unicorn Products
   Moonlight Magic Products
   Sea Princess Products
   Noah's Ark
   Ark Animals Products
   Bad Example Products
   Spoiled Products
   All About Me Products
   Gotta Be Me Products
   Pound Dog Products
   Chewed Suede Shoes Products
   Forest Friends Products
   Chinese Dragon Products
   Dragon Fire Products
   Unicorn Falls Products
   Wizard Products
   Celestial Fairy Products
   Celestial Dragon Products
   Dragon Attack Products
   Looking Glass Products
   Jungle Tiger Products
   Jungle Kittens Products
   Magical Mythical Beasts Products
   Kitten Caboodle Products
   Fairy Unicorn Products
   Snow Family Products
   Christmas Fool Products
   Roosevelt WMD Products
   Don't Wake Me Products
   Sea Life Products
   Dinosaurs Products
   Polar Bear Kiss Products
   Happy Holidaze Products
   Snow Bears Products
   Birds of Paradise Products
   Dragon's Treasure Products
   Moon Angel Products
   Stellar Unicorn Products
   Gail's Product Line
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