About the Artist: A rainy day in New York. The reflection of a bridge's arches in a green moat in Tokyo. An ochre sky. The golden sun streaming through yellow gingko trees. A cobalt sky over a California beach. The sharp glitter and sparkle of light on water.
Gabrielle's watercolors are inspired by the light in the landscapes, seascapes and urban world around her.
Gabrielle ( Ella ) grew up in the idlyllic countryside of the Cotswolds, studied in Scotland and worked in the Fine Arts industry in London. For the last 17 years she has been living, painting, travelling, and bringing up her family in five continents. This expatriate adventure has taken her to Paris, Johannesburg, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, and New York. She lives and works in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
"It is always exciting to work in the watercolor medium where I am on the edge of control and out of control. Water will always find it's own path and it has it's own will. One has to be able to bend it, coax and tease it to your own design. I love to work with the serendipitous 'accidents' and 'mistakes' as they unfold. There is truth in the words of Loren Eisley, Anthropologist " If there is magic on this planet , it is contained in water ."
Chelsea Art Society - Gwen Mandley Memorial Award for a Watercolour - ' Clouds gathering over Cotswold Escarpment'
Upcoming exhibition: Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary watercolour exhibition at the Bankside Gallery, London - 8th -20 th March
Exhibitions: 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 Watercolors 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