‘Studies after the Masters’
1-28 February 2023
‘Studies after the Masters’ is a quartet of delightful small scale floral oils. Roses and peonies are captured in soft, impressionistic brushstrokes of cream, gold and pink creating a collection of small gems.
Born in Tauranga, New Zealand in 1959 Gabryel Harrison lives in Vancouver, Canada where she completed a Fine Arts Degree at the University of Ottawa in 1980. Gabryel’s study of Buddhism and meditation informs her artistic practice. Through her paintings she invites the viewer to slow down and perceive art as an object of contemplation and evidence of wonder.
Creating with translucent layers of oil paint, Gabryel occasionally uses touches of gold leaf – a symbolic reference to the transmutation of human consciousness. An element of spiritual alchemy is present in her work.
International Art Centre featured Gabryel Harrison as guest artist at the Fleurs Exhibition, 2011, thereby introducing her work to a very receptive New Zealand and international market. Gabryel enjoys representation in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
Feature image: Glowing Peonies