Gabriela is a contemporary German-Canadian artist who came to the West Coast twenty years ago as a professional travel journalist and writer. Gabriela’s desire to share her experiences, confusion, and wisdom in an intuitive way sparks a process of childlike experimentation. She seeks the surprise that awaits when you let go of the outcome. Her paintings are mostly abstract, sometimes whimsical and playful, sometimes mysterious or pensive - depending on the day. In her present work Gabriela is interested in observing the energy of differing emotions, and exploring their impact through gestural moves with the paintbrush or other tools.