Gail Jones Sundell takes a roughly shaped stone from the earth and brings it to life. Stone has been her favorite medium since she was a child, and she has had an abundance of experience working with alabaster from her familys quarry near Fort Collins, Colorado. While primarily self- taught, early in her career she was influenced by artists who taught at her familys art center and from the sculptors who frequented her familys business.
Her main subject matter: the legends, spiritual life and family relationships of Native Americans was inspired by her fathers stories and his own paintings of his early life, growing up among the Cheyenne/Arapaho Indians in Oklahoma. Gail continues to associate with and study various cultures of Native Americans to give authenticity to her work.
Gail has been an exhibiting artist in numerous shows in the West. Since 1999, she has shown in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale, where in 2000, Gails sculpture was selected as one of the Old West Museum purchases. Her participation in the Cowgirl Up! Invitational Exhibition and Sale in Wickenburg, Arizona since 2010 has added patrons and friends to Gails list of numerous private and corporate collections including the Governors Residence and State Museum in Cheyenne, the Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri, the Art of the Rocky Mountain West Collection in Dublin, Ireland, the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art in David City, Nebraska, and the Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.