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Gisa Mayer

Calgary, AB

Artist Statement

Colour, textures and feelings are the essence of Gisa Mayer’s paintings. Her long, expressive lines and movement aim to pull you inside of a painted world. Like opening up a book of poetry, they ask for you to linger and stay a while. Let your mind rest and your eyes wander.

Human beings want something beautiful to live with. This is not a shallow desire; it affects our well-being.

— Beatriz Milhazes

Artist Bio

Gisa Mayer was born in Bad Reichenhall, a small spa town in the Bavarian Alps. She pursued her post secondary education in Munich, Regensburg, Trento, and Salzburg. Her emphasis was on Painting and Art History, but also included a degree in Romance languages.

After graduation, Gisa opened a studio close to her favourite city of Salzburg, in the picturesque town of Waging am See, and continued to teach Art History. In 1990, she had the chance to visit Canada for the first time. She immediately fell in love with grandeur of the Canadian Rockies, and the absence of human interference in wide stretches of the landscape.In the following years, she spent more of her time in the Calgary area and started to make the Rockies her subject of focus. After moving to Calgary permanently in 1997, she has maintained her studio in the city and is involved in Arts Advocacy in Alberta. Her work is represented in private and corporate collections in across the globe in Europe, Canada, USA, and Australia.

Artworks by Gisa Mayer

painting on white background
Looking Out
by Gisa Mayer
48 x 48 in

$4,000.00



painting on white background
Greens of Summer
by Gisa Mayer
48 x 48 in

$4,000.00



painting on white background
Summit Sehnsucht
by Gisa Mayer
48 x 36 in

$3,200.00



painting on white background
Peak Polyphony I
by Gisa Mayer
48 x 36 in

$3,200.00



painting on white background
Ascending Arch
by Gisa Mayer
48 x 36 in

$3,200.00



painting on white background
Bellevue
by Gisa Mayer
48 x 36 in

$3,200.00



painting on white background
Lago di Sorapis
by Gisa Mayer
36 x 48 in

$3,200.00



painting on white background
Inhale
by Gisa Mayer
24 x 48 in

$3,000.00



painting on white background
Waters Flow
by Gisa Mayer
36 x 48 in

$3,600.00



painting on white background
A Rare Solitude
by Gisa Mayer
48 x 60 in

$5,000.00