Artist, Gabryel Harrison now resides in Vancouver, and states, "My paintings are evocations of states of mind and the constant transformations in the sea of the senses, the ever-changing landscape of the emotions and the mutable mind reflected in the surrounding natural world." Gabryel works with translucent layers of oil paint and sometimes incorporates crushed rose petals or other organic or inorganic matter and gold leaf. I find her work reminiscent of the early Dutch still life painters, however with a contemporary twist. It was pleasing to discover this particular work (above) by Gabryel as part of an interior design project by Vancouver designers, Cross Interior Design. The style is eclectic, and I would add a little Bohemian. The combination of colours and texture in Gabryel's painting certainly brings some drama to this interesting room.
Gabryel's work is international and she is represented in New Zealand by the International Art Centre, Parnell, Auckland. A further list of galleries that carry her work can be found on her website (link above).
Photography - Janice Nicolay
Below: Recent work from Gabryel at the Winsor Gallery, Vancouver
All Their Flame, 2013 Oil on canvas - 64 X 56 inchesFragrant Anguish, 2014 - Oil on canvas 39 X 24 inches
Extravagant Ruby, Oil on canvas 64.0 x 86.0
If you want to know more about selecting and hanging art in your home then you may be interested in a previous post on 'How To Select The Perfect Artwork For Your Home' which includes tips on how to hang a piece correctly taking into account, height and light. To see more of Gabryel's work, please visit her website (link above).
If you love floral paintings, you may want to view my 'Art' page or website, where you can see more of my work. A different style from Gabryel's, but still depicting my passion for painting flowers. My latest work in progress can be seen below. The parts that looks complete, still have further layers of glazing to be added before I can lay my brushes down.Work in Progress : Life Emerging - Oil on Italian Linen 1 metre x 1 metre; Artist Lee Dewsnap