"Gale was very kind, generous and thoughtful," Janet said. "You know how a lot of artists are sometimes introverted? Well, Gale was like that, but she was also very extroverted. She's the only artist I ever met that was also extroverted."
Just before age 30, while living in California and teaching art to seniors, Gale had her first bout with schizophrenia, but it never kept her from making art, a 2013 Herald-News story said.
The same story also said when Gale was in hospice and too ill to paint, she sketched instead.
In fact, in the 2007, Herald-News story, Gale offered this advice to nurture creativity: "Set aside the time to sit down in a chair by a table, pick up an art tool and draw or paint."
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