“The Gift of Los Angeles” by Gayle Garner Roski


Watercolorist Gayle Garner Roski (1941–2020) was well known for her vivid color-drenched paintings in which she shared images from her travels around the world. But her most favorite subject to paint was her native Los Angeles. Roski considered it a gift that she lived her life in the City of Angels, as she was captivated by its artistry, architecture and culture that she embraced as both vibrant and varied.

This deluxe oversized book showcases faithful reproductions of Roski’s Los Angeles Millennium Series of 44 paintings created from 1999 to 2020. The works celebrate not only beloved landmarks in the Los Angeles area, but also the fondest memories from the artist’s life. Imagery includes Los Angeles City Hall, Union Station, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, The Original Farmers Market and the Santa Monica Pier.

As noted by art historian Jean Stern, who penned the foreword for the book, “the delightful images…will take you to the great places and events that are the social fabric of Los Angeles.  As I viewed these paintings, I, too, was taken back to my childhood in Los Angeles and being in these places for the first time.”

  • Published by Art Works Fine Art Publishing
  • First Printing: December 2020
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 11 x 1 x 18.25 inches


A portion of the proceeds will benefit efforts to find a cure for ALS.


Additional information

Dimensions 13 × 2 × 21 in