is a full-time painter who exhibits her work throughout the country. She has been featured in American Art Collectors Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly and Indianapolis Woman; and highlighted in newspaper articles such as: NUVO, the Indianapolis Star and the Indianapolis Business Journal. She has appeared on Indy Style, Wish TV, and WTHR in Indianapolis. In May 2012 she will be one of the artists profiled in 100 Midwest Artists book. Her work is in both private and corporate collections such as the Chase Tower, Summit Reality Group, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation, Inc., Indianapolis Economic Development, Swiss Reality Group and Marion Inc.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. Continuing her education a’t Herron School of Art and Design in the Art Education’s Master Program.
She has taught in both private and public schools and community arts organizations in Indianapolis which are Indianapolis Arts Center and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Gayla received the 2009 Creative Renewal Fellowship Grant from the Indianapolis Arts Council through the Lilly Endowment. It was through this experience that would have a profound effect on her work as an artist. After attending the Intuitive Painting workshop in 2010 in Taos NM under instructor Michelle Cassou Gayla found her passion and renewed purpose in the arts.