The pastel duo of Vanda Edington and Gail Watford, CAG members, will be showing their work during Art, Design & Dine at the Nagle Warren Mansion’s gallery. This year’s show will be made up of miniatures and a few larger pieces to finish off the exhibit. Expect to see a little bit of everything from floral paintings to wildlife and landscapes.  Both Vanda and Gail work in an impressionist style and invite you to come enjoy an evening of their art and the hospitality of the Nagle Warren. The show opens on Art Design & Dine night November 8th with an artist’s reception from 5 till 8pm.

Words from Vanda about her art, “Creating a visual image, a communication that evokes positive emotion – first for me and then others – is what art means to me. It is the personal expression of fleeting thought, whimsy, a smile, a beautiful day. I have dabbled in art in previous decades only to move on to the more pressing elements of life. My current exploration in art began with crafting paper cards. The words and textures were received with gratitude, inspiring me to continue crafting and creating outside of a small card face.  My journey in art is eclectic as I have not found one medium to confine my attention. Paper, words and textures intrigue me. Metallic, embellishment, layering, irradiance, and expressions – all capture my imagination and inspire abstract images. Painting in pastel is my current infatuation, drawing on inspiration from workshops, travel and other artists as I discover my visual voice.” 

Gail Watford attended the University of Central Arkansas obtaining a BSE in Art. Through the years she has continued her education with classes and independent study at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith as well as workshops with artists Terri Lombardi, Pattie Andre’, Linda Lilligraven, Jeannie Mackenzie, Terrie Gortmaker, Mike Beeman and Jim Wilcox. Gail is on the board of the Cheyenne Artists Guild as Blog Editor and a signature member of the Pastel Society of Colorado. For more information contact Gail through her website at or her blog at