About the Artist
Gisa Mayer grew up in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Skiing in the afternoon was more important than attending High School. Spending her childhood in the mountains and on lakes left her longing for the outdoors as she studied Art, Art History and Romance Languages at universities in Germany, Austria and Italy.
In 1997 she moved permanently to Calgary, Alberta. The Rockies have been her favourite subject since. Movement in the skies, long lines in the rock, the endless colours of the vegetation are a never ending source of inspiration for her big, bold landscapes.
After occasional excursions into the realm of the abstract, she always returns to painting nature. The landscapes we grow up in are forever the spaces we long for, especially if they are as gorgeous as the Bavarian Alps.
If Gisa isn’t in her studio, you can find her outside skiing, hiking, and swimming in cold mountain lakes. Her paintings are on display in many private and corporate collections in Europe, North America and Australia.