Gail in 1990 sketching between downpours of rain at the remote site of the historic Chittitu Mine, in the Wrangell/St. Elias region of interior Alaska. An Anchorage Times reporter accompanied Gail on this three-day excursion and wrote a long, detailed article about her work that was published in the Sunday Arts section of the Anchorage newspaper. Gail uses a tiny, portable watercolor palette and a block of small watercolor paper for her field research. It is sealed inside a plastic bag carried in her back pack and can be easily taken out for quick studies. This photo was taken by nationally known wildlife artist Paul Calle during a field trip along the McCarthy road to the historic Kennicott mine in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Gail was asked by Palmer Gallery owner, Joan Franks, to take visiting artist Paul and his wife Olga on an extended field exploration trip in wilderness Alaska. The two-day excursion was an eye opener for the out-of-state artist and guests, Gail enjoyed every minute being their guide.