From Psychology to Artist

From Psychology to Artist
Rotary Presentation

“From Psychology to Artist”

Tue, Feb 18, 9:30am

Los Arcos

Stirling Dickinson 27

By Skip Essick

Gail Winbury is the Artist-in-Residence at the CO-CO Connection in Summit, New Jersey. This state-of-the-art co-working and empowerment space for women is in a stunningly designed building with a one-woman exhibit of her paintings. Originally, Winbury was tasked with providing an artist talk about her artistic process. Instead, they requested she “tell her story.”

The Midday Club of San Miguel de Allende is pleased to present another of our women empowerment series this month with Gail Winbury. Winbury will tell her story of a good life. This illustrated talk centers on the development and expression of two threads in Winbury’s life: psychology and art. The talk demonstrates the results of selecting one path over another.

As a successful practicing psychologist, Winbury worked at a university in a position coveted by many. She left after a few years to start a private practice. Later in life, she reduced her thriving practice and began training to become a professional artist. The talk and Winbury’s powerpoint  presentation will last approximately 25 minutes along with a period for question and answer.

Winbury was born in Chicago and grew up in New Jersey. In college she studied art, psychology, literature, and sociology. As the Vietnam war raged, she dropped out of school and became involved in social activism. Eventually she returned to school and studied psychology. She received her Doctorate in Psychology, later moving to New Jersey to work as a psychologist at Rutgers University. Ultimately, Winbury walked away from her career as a psychologist to become a professional artist. She has had over eight one-woman exhibits throughout the United States, Germany, Italy, and now in Mexico. Winbury’s work can be seen at and on Instagram @gwinburystudio.

Join us for an inspiring presentation on Tuesday, February 18, as the Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel presents Gail Winbury—from Psychology to Artist.

February is Women’s Empowerment Month at the Midday Rotary Rotary Club of San Miguel. Throughout the month we will feature dynamic speakers that showcase the dynamic women in our community.

The Midday Club of San Miguel meets every Tuesday at 9:30am. We’re located at Los Arcos at Stirling Dickinson 27. Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. For more information, contact President Gary Peterson at