Gail Bunting: Naturalist and Painter

GAIL BUNTING prefers to call herself a naturalist who paints rather than an artist. This is not only because she is a self-taught painter, but because the study of nature has been a life-long passion.

She grew up in the Hudson valley, where her mother taught her a love of woodland flowers and a hopeful outlook regarding the existence of elves and fairies. Her father taught her a tender regard for all small creatures that were not eating his vegetable garden. In her diversified life she has been employed in book production, horse training, woodworking and dairy farming.

Woodcock by Gail Bunting Woodcock by Gail Bunting
Screech Owl by Gail Bunting Screech Owl by Gail Bunting
Box Turtle by Gail Bunting Box Turtle by Gail Bunting


Gail has devoted the last several years to developing her unique style as an artist in the medium of egg tempera. She feels it enables her to execute the most accurate representations of those things she loves. Also, it instills in those things a sense of the mystery, which she believes connects all living things.

Gail Bunting’s intricate naturalist egg tempera paintings consistently win prizes and awards. Her work was featured in the April 2001 issue of the New York State Conservationist magazine and one of her paintings appeared on the cover.

Gail’s paintings have been exhibited at the Arnot Museum in Elmira, NY, the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY, the Kubiak Gallery in Oneonta, NY, the Mountaintop Gallery in Windham, the Mural Gallery in Woodstock, the West Kortright Center, the Volcano Editions gallery in Oneonta, and annually right here at the Stagecoach Run Art Festival in her hometown of Treadwell, NY.