I was born and raised on the beautiful Mendocino Coast and spent my summers on our family ranch in Comptche, California. I went on to graduate from Mendocino Union High School and then spent some time in the San Franciso Bay area, where my daughter and son were born.
I enjoyed many years at Clearlake, California, where working nights allowed me to expand my artistic abilities, completely self-taught. I strongly believe that my Southwestern Indian Art comes from within; inspired by my ancestors, that are traced back to the Cajun Choctaw Indians from Louisana.
I come from a hard working family of Loggers and Fisherman. My passions include my family, great friends, gardening, my home, my love for animals, and of course, my art. Now making my home, with my husband, on a little farm on the Walker River, in Yerington, Nevada.
My art is changing and evolving everyday; it has opened doors that I didn't know were there!
Gayle L. Barff