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Celine Gabrielle: Where Elegance Meets Empowerment, Grace Ignites Brilliance.


    Celine Gabrielle: Where Elegance Meets Empowerment, Grace Ignites Brilliance.


      I love bright, bright colors, in big hunks and chunks. Details zoomed in on. Light and shadows, folded in on themselves to present something altogether different but recognizable. Alluring and intriguing. Never boring. Always engaging. Right now that comes out as paintings, on big canvases, close-up slightly abstract and yet incredibly crisp at the same time.

      As a child of the '80s/90's not only was I influenced by the bold in-your-face neon colors, big shoulder pads, and modern technology takeover, but I was also greatly influenced by both my baby boomer parents and my grandparents. I'm very inspired by pop culture, fashion, style, design, and architecture across many generations as far back as the 1920s art Deco and flapper girls right through to the 2000s mega stars like Lady Gaga and the haute couture trends of today. As a self-taught artist, I'm influenced by the well-known artists I had access to, many popularized in pop culture like Tamara de Lempicka, Rene Magritte, Andy Warhol, and Pablo Picasso.

      ​My work takes from my obsession with fashion and that the clothes we wear are how we tell the world who we are, or maybe who we aspire to be.  Sometimes it speaks our culture and can connect us to a place or time in history. Sometimes it blurs the lines of all that. It always tells a story.

      I start with an image or a piece of clothing that inspires me. It has to speak to me. I’m slow. I work in many layers. I start with acrylic to block in main colors and shapes quickly. Then I switch to oils. I take my time carefully studying my references and refining them section by section.


      I love that my paintings look realistic from afar, but up close as I work it's just abstract colors and shapes—like an illusion.

      I create because it’s fun, it challenges me and gives me energy. I’m a champion of color and exuberance. I want the joy and pleasure I have in making my works to go with them. Like coming home to a bouquet of wildflowers on the kitchen table­—an unexpected pop, a wow moment on an ordinary day.


      Fear, twists and turns, pivots, and more turns

        1. 2022 Toronto, Ontario | The Petroff Gallery, solo show

        1. 2022 Toronto, Ontario | The Artist Project Toronto, featured artist

        1. 2021    Salt Springs, British Columbia | Salt Springs National Art Prize Exhibit, finalist

        1. 2021  New York City, USA | Superfine Art Fair 

        1. 2021   Halifax, Nova Scotia | The Craig Gallery, "Something Completely Different" VANS mentorship exhibit

        1. 2021   Wolfville, Nova Scotia | Acadia University Art Gallery, "ALONE" group show, curated by Dr. Laurie Dalton

        1. 2021   Kentville, Nova Scotia | Tides Contemporary Art Gallery, "Vivrant Thang" solo show

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