Gayle Mangan Kassal lives and creates in Annapolis, Maryland. Her art communicates a passion for brilliant colors and dedication to realistic detail. They capture life in a single moment bursting into immense proportions, transforming ordinary spaces into vibrant new whimsical worlds.
Since 1996, corporations, restaurants, schools, hospitals, and private residences nationwide have enhanced their spaces with Gayle's colorful murals and fine art pieces, designed with her playful imagination and masterful skills. In every project, she creates custom one-of-a-kind environments, specific to the needs and desires of the client.
Kassal achieved a Master of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's College of Visual and Performing Arts. As an adjunct art professor, she instructed in several universities before moving to Annapolis, where she began teaching at Anne Arundel Community College in 2003. She currently teaches throughout the Anne Arundel County school system as a visiting muralist and is endorsed by the Maryland State Arts Council. Kassal is a signature member of the Maryland Pastel Society and Maryland Federation of Art.
As a mother of two, Gayle has enjoyed the excitement generated by her young children, a reminder of the simple treasures in life. For that reason, she strives artistically to “freeze frame” colorful moments, capturing abounding movement and energy, expressing genuine joy and passion. Her radiant art celebrates life: its vulnerability, bravery, and ultimately, its resilience.
Since 1996 - Muralist, Fine Artist & Educator
Currently - Professional Artist & Teaching Artist in Anne Arundel County Public School System
Former - Adjunct Professor at Anne Arundel Community College, Annapolis, MD, University of Massachusetts, CVPA Dartmouth
& Salve Regina University, Newport, RI