Gail Paradise is a native Californian, but relatively recent transplant to West Marin (Tomales) from New Orleans, LA. She received a BA from Scripps College and has been a working professional artist for over 40 years and exhibits all over the country.

In 1996 she was diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer. Her own mother died of breast cancer. She has two children and two grandchildren and would like to see breast cancer wiped out before either her daughter or granddaughter have to face this horrible disease.

Gail currently serves on the Tomales Design Review Board.