Lindy has been a maker for as long as she can remember. Making everything from sand candles, drawings of alien creatures, fanciful paintings, baking bread, sewing clothes to making paper maché piñatas and clay sculpting.
After graduating from Washington State University, she worked as a graphic artist by day and a fine art painter by night, showing her work at co-op galleries where she loved meeting other artists.
When Lindy turned 35 she took a solo 3 mo. backpack trip through Europe. Being enthralled with the diversity and experiences from that trip she knew she couldn’t spend the rest of her life living in the same city she grew up in. So she put three cities in a hat and picked New York as the place to move to.
She found an art studio in Manhattan and freelanced as a production artist for ad agencies. Lindy began showing her work with The 14th Street Painters, a group of professional and emerging artists, represented by the Earl Gallery.
Lindy’s artwork flourished with the creative environment of the city and this is where she developed her painting style.
In 1999, Lindy moved to Portland, Oregon and in 2003 married Peter Hanson, an adventure guide. They moved to Bend, Oregon and Lindy began showing her work at The Tumalo Art Co. gallery. Lindy’s magical woodland and bird series were inspired by the beauty of Central Oregon.
Sadly in 2005, Peter passed away after a 16 mo. battle with colon cancer. Lindy spent the next couple of years healing and focusing on her art.
Bend’s Deschutes Brewery chose Lindy as their 2007 Jubelale artist. Her art was also chosen to be on three of the 2011 riot bars packaging, an organic dark chocolate by sweetriot, located in New York City and distributed throughout the U.S. Her art was also featured on the cover of the June 2013 edition of Arts & Health journal.
Lindy loved her time in Oregon however, in December 2011, Lindy relocated to Arizona. She had always wanted to live in the Southwest and she started showing her work at Van Gogh’s Ear gallery.
In September of 2012, Lindy married artist, Greg Gaskill, and changed her name from Gruger Hanson to Lindy Gaskill and started signing her work “Lindy.”
In 2014, Lindy and Greg moved back to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to family.
When Lindy isn’t in the studio painting, she loves hiking and adventuring with Greg and their two pups, Nikki and Riley. With a love of Mexico, they spend half the year in Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico and can often be found planning their next adventure.
Lindy is self-represented.
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