Gale Nation

at Inside Bella Patina - 1320 W. 12th, Kansas City, 64101 United States

Kansas girl • hand lettering artist • modern calligraphy on maps and just about anything else • lover of Jesus, coffee & really good brush pens �

Gale Nation
Inside Bella Patina - 1320 W. 12th
Kansas City , MO 64101
United States
Contact Phone
P: (785) 220-1123


Gale is a hand-lettering artist who has a permanent space at Bella Patina in the KC West Bottoms and a home studio in Kansas City. She loves penmanship, painting, drawing and has been doodling all her life - even when she is supposed to be paying attention. Actually, it helps her pay attention (her teachers didn't believe that and it drives her husband crazy but it's true!) She's a mom to four funny, brilliant grown kids and has two mini wiener dogs who keep life interesting and give her someone to talk to when she works. Her husband, Vic, is an accountant by day and her trusty carpenter/painter by night. If you've been to one of her shows, you may know him as "the man in the pink shirt" when you checked out at the register! She sells her hand-lettered goodness at the Hallmark Gold Crown store (HMK) on the Plaza in Kansas City, and at Hallmark stores in Lee's Summit, MO; and Leawood, Kansas. Her line is also available at Very Violet in Lee's Summit, Kansas; Restoration Emporium at Park Place in Leawood, Kansas; Rescued Furnishings in St. Louis, Missouri; Oak Street Home Market in Roanoake, Texas; and Martin House Gifts in Chillicothe, Missouri. She does art shows, markets, and fairs and teaches classes across the Midwest. All her work is lettered by hand - no vinyl, stencils or machines. And yes, it's ALL her own handwriting. Don't feel bad - she self-admittedly hates to cook, clean, or do math so amazing penmanship is pretty much her stock in trade. She does, however, makes a mean margarita and is an expert at making salsa. Because let's be honest - a girl has to be able to "cook" something! In her "spare" time, she runs a food pantry in Topeka, is overseeing renovations at their recently-purchased house, plays the piano and consumes way too much caffeine. Follow her on Instagram at @galenation for the latest!


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