Darlene Gait wishes to thank everyone who has helped to make this
website such a success in the past. We have moved to a new website at
http://www.onemoon.ca. This site is no longer maintained or updated
We hope to see you there soon.
BIOGRAPHY OF DARLENE GAIT
Darlene Gait was born on Vancouver Island and began painting as a child.
Inspired by Nature and her First Nations Heritage, her work is unique in
that it is
created with emotions that allow the viewer to connect and relate to the
stories told through her brush. Her poetry, created with each painting,
allows people to understand each image through the artistís perception.
is recognized internationally, her art is exhibited and held in private
and public collections
and her limited edition Giclees and prints are sold
in galleries worldwide.
Gaitís paintings and poetry celebrate her love for her Coast Salish culture
and bring to life through beautiful images the rich traditions and oral
history of the First People of Canada. Her art also reflects her passion
the environment and wildlife as well as her beliefs in the oneness of humanity
and the beauty of its diversity. Her paintings are often inspired by her
vivid dreams, which she believes must be captured by her brush and poetry
and then shared. She also feels bound by the responsibility to depict all
her images with scientific and historical accuracy, as she considers her
art to be part of the oral history of her culture.