Gail FriedSilk Paintings and Scarves
Gail Fried is a local artist who lives in Highland Park. She received a Masters degree in Art Therapy from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, with a strong background in Fine Arts. Her sculptures and oils have been exhibited in galleries throughout the Chicago area. She has been creating silk paintings and scarves for the past seven years.
Steps in creating a silk painting or scarf include suspending the silk on a wood stretcher, creating the design with gutta (a liquid resist medium), applying the French dye and setting the dye by steaming. The piece is then dry cleaned to remove the gutta.