2018 Garden and Art Tour Artist Bios

Meet the talented local artists who will be featured on the

Garden Art Tour


They Came in waves painting


Gayle Halliwell  Following successful career in educational leadership, Gayle traded her pen for paintbrush in 2008 to begin colouring her world as a professional artist. Early days were a palette filled by workshops and study with recognized artists. Studio 410, an arts-dedicated space, allows Gayle to swim in pigment every day of the year. A graduate of the AMYC Master Class and the Interlake Artists’ Mentorship have
enhanced her extensive self-guided study. A decade into this adventure, Gayle is a recognized visual artist and a valued leader in local arts organizations and initiatives.

Award-winning lake, sky, and landscapes attest to Gayle’s love affair with Lake Winnipeg. She draws on decades as a summertime live-aboard boater and a lifetime of playing on shore. Acrylic, watercolour, and clay vie for Gayle’s attention as she splashes and squishes her way through the day.



Leslie Turnbull


Leslie Turnbull makes her home in Gimli and Winnipeg Manitoba.  She has been using water colour to paint landscapes for several years.  Leslie is inspired in her painting by the many places she has lived in Canada, from coast to coast, and is especially awed by the beauty of Manitoba’s Interlake region.  She is a member of the Gimli Art Club and exhibits in the club’s gallery in Gimli. Together, Leslie and her husband Rob Hilliard have six children.





Velocity Jewlery


Krista Reid with countless designs in sterling silver include rings, pendants, pins, earrings, bracelets and more! Many theme designs such as: sports, wildlife, nature, horses, northern and Canadiana, Celtic and various symbolic themes. Custom designs are available for production pieces or for individuals including sterling silver, karat gold and gemstones. Celebrating over 30 years of jewelry making in Winnipeg! 



Charley Waters and John Valentine