Gabrielle's paintings are inspired by the light in the landscapes, seascapes and urban world around her.
She frequently draws from the figure in order to capture gesture in all mediums. She loves to paint and sketch en plein air and is becoming more drawn to the exciting possibilities of abstraction.
Gabrielle ( Ella ) grew up in the idyllic countryside of the Cotswolds, studied in Scotland and worked in the Fine Arts industry in London. For 17 years she lived with her family around the world in Paris, Johannesburg, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, and New York. She recently moved back to her hometown of Cheltenham.
Awards: Chelsea Art Society 2018 - Gwen Mandley Memorial Award for a Watercolour - ' Clouds gathering over Cotswold Escarpment'
Upcoming Exhibitions: The Gallery, Lees Yard, Holt, Norfolk. " A change of Season" 28th Feb - 7th April 2020 Exhibited works: Royal Institute of Oil Colours Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London December 2019 Chelsea Art Society Annual exhibition - Chelsea Town Hall, London May 2019 Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary watercolour exhibition at the Bankside Gallery, London - 8th -20 th March 2018 Chelsea Art Society Annual Exhibition -London - Chelsea Town Hall - October 2018 American Watercolour Society 151 st Annual International exhibition in Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York . April 9-28 2018. The Sunday Times and The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival Exhibition - Gardens Gallery October 6th - October 16 th 2017 Gardens Gallery group show, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham . UK - June 2017 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours 205th Annual Exhibition , Mall Galleries, London. April 6th - April 22nd. 2017 Turn Optimism into Action Group Show, Madison. New Jersey USA. March 11th - April 20th 2017 , Short Stories Gallery Joint Exhibition - December 2016- Jan 2017. Madison . USA 'Inspired by Japan ' June 2016. Short Stories. Madison, NJ - USA ANA Crown Plaza Kobe- Japan. Limited edition watercolor prints. Jan 2016 . Japan Patchings/ The Artist Annual competition online exhibition UK - June 5th 2015 - U.K Blossoms and Bridges - Original watercolours of Tokyo. ANA intercontinental Hotel, Tokyo. - May 11th - August 12th 2015. Japan Palace to Park . Original watercolours of Tokyo - ANA Intercontinental Hotel, Tokyo,March 5th - May 20th 2014. Japan Changing Seasons. Original watercolours, Hiroo Tokyo, June 2013 - Japan Tokyo Treescapes. Original watercolours. Hiroo Tokyo, December 2012 - Japan Gallery 307 - Northbridge , Sydney 2010 - Australia Sydney Affordable Art Fair 2010 -Australia
Biography: 2010 - Diploma of Art - Northbridge school of Art - Sydney - Australia 1989-93 - MA hons History of Art - Edinburgh University. b. 1971