Gugell's work has been exhibited throughout the country, with many of her pieces shown in museums as well as public and private collections in Massachusetts, San Francisco, and New York. Originally a member of the distinguished Connecticut Valley school of painters, Gugell spent the majority of her professional life in Northampton, San Francisco and Oregon. Gugell's use of perceived form and texture elicits emotions in a manner that is not always obvious. Her work is well known for their palpable renditions of still life and figurative work while skillfully using form and texture to blur the distinctions between reality and fantasy. Color is the dominant factor, and the viewer is drawn into a glorious, luminous, and truly sensual experience.