Gabrielle Tolliver

Artist + Gabrielle Tolliver

I am a New Orleans native and have been surrounded by different art forms my entire life. Through the cultural influence of the city, I have used visual arts to explore the themes of mental health and experiences of minorities in modern day America. While attending Xavier University of Louisiana, I studied closely under artists Ayo Scott and Ron Bechet, implementing the use of audacious color palettes and automatic drawings into my work. Basing my work primarily in abstraction, my compositions aim to incorporate elements of nature, the human form, emotions, and their relationships. By combining intuitive creation and strategic arrangement, the compositions are able to display the beauty of chaotic forms and their interactions. This general theme formed naturally throughout my early stages of painting and has transferred to different mediums.

My work's based primarily in acrylic paint, watercolor, and Chinese ink, are constructed in layers. Each wash is allowed to interact freely with its material and is adjusted through a meditative process of improvisation. This careful arrangement of various layers invites the viewer to dive deeply into each piece and reflect on the suggested themes.  


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Kris Muntan Painting
NORTHSHORE
Kris Muntan
Ritual
Virginia Candler Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Virginia Candler
Envy or Expansion?
Emily Lovejoy Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Emily Lovejoy
Summer Time Memories
Cassidy Breaux Painting
Cassidy Breaux
Bring Back Louisiana
Leah Morace Painting
ALEXANDRIA
Leah Morace
Givers and Takers
Maddie Stratton Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Maddie Stratton
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jeremy Paten
Irish Channel, framed
Josie Azuma Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Josie Azuma
Dr. John
Toné Lowe Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Toné Lowe
The Promise
Mary Scinto Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Mary Scinto
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
NEW ORLEANS
MILAGROS Collective
Rhapsody 2
Sadako Lewis Painting
DIAMONDHEAD
Sadako Lewis
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
Miro Hoffmann Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Miro Hoffmann
Jessie Mae Hemphill "Lowdown"
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Lucille Anderson
Heron in the Mist Original Painting
Lorin Vieira Painting
BATON ROUGE
Lorin Vieira
Land Before Time II
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Leroy Miranda Jr.
Lunch Drunk Love at Commander's Palace
Spencer Schulz Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Spencer Schulz
Serenity
Anne McLeod Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Anne McLeod
Terrance Strikes a Pose on Lafitte Street
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Drew Cooke
Waiter/Waitress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Alexandra Kilburn
Clouds Uplifting
Daryl D. Johnson Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Daryl D. Johnson
French Quarter Stroll
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Lyla Clayre
Here They Come!
Max Bernardi Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Max Bernardi
seen
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jessica Strahan
Ascension Original Framed Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Here & Now
Maggie Jones Boudreaux Painting
RUSTON
Maggie Jones Boudreaux
St. Patricks Day
Charles Hoffacker Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Charles Hoffacker
Super Sonic
Debbie Boyd Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Debbie Boyd
Consider the Family of a Subgroup
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rebecca Birtel Madura
Fragility- Fine Art Print
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kate Hanrahan
Bayou Diminuendo
Emory Nolan Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Emory Nolan
Sweet confusion under the Moonlight (Original Oil Painting)
Stephen Rooney Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Stephen Rooney
"Athena"
Brett Henderson Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Brett Henderson
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rise Delmar Ochsner
La Mer
Charissa Owens Painting
ALEXANDRIA
Charissa Owens
BARN #1
Ron Smith Painting
SHREVEPORT
Ron Smith
Twilight Azure
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sarah Nelson
Lemonade Madame
Rayne Bories Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Rayne Bories
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
NEW ORLEANS
George Dolgy
Angels of the savannah
Amzie Adams Painting
MARIGNY
Amzie Adams
The Neighborhood
Ella Albrecht Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Ella Albrecht
Uptown Ruler
Nicole Ockmond Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nicole Ockmond
Glissando
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Connor McManus
Marsh Island
Jata Craighill Painting
GULF COAST
Jata Craighill
Geode Magenta III
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
COVINGTON
Lori Sperier
A New Idea
Carolyn Busenlener Painting
PEARLINGTON
Carolyn Busenlener
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
LAFAYETTE
Michael Eble
Festival Series
Ayodele Owolabi Painting
JEFFERSON
Ayodele Owolabi
Saint of Lost Causes
Sean Randall Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sean Randall
Temperance (XIV)
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Margaux Hymel
Ego - Print
Shelby Little Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Shelby Little
Bring Back Louisiana
Vergie Banks Painting
LAFAYETTE
Vergie Banks
RedBean the Crawfish for Bring Back Louisiana
Adam Sambola Painting
SLIDELL
Adam Sambola
Blue Roots 1
Emma Fick Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Emma Fick
Days Like This II
Cierra English Painting
BATON ROUGE
Cierra English
"Brown Skin Girl" NOCII Corset Belt
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Queen Hope Parker
Golden Hour
Anne Blenker Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Anne Blenker
Tylor and His Dog Lemon
Paige DeVries Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Paige DeVries
Bring Back Louisiana
Vitus Shell Mixed Media / Painting
MONROE
Vitus Shell
Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Gabriel Flores
No Coasters Needed
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kristen Albrecht
The Queen (Nancy)
Brent Houzenga Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Brent Houzenga
Awaken I
Matt Litchliter Mixed Media / Painting
NORTHSHORE
Matt Litchliter
The Flambeaux
Connie Kittok Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Connie Kittok
When the River Can't Wait to Reach the Ocean
Kat Ryalls Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kat Ryalls
'You Know What the Ocean Is?' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Heather Bird Harris
Ascending Trees
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
NEW ORLEANS
Louise Guidry
PIGGY BACK
Roz LeCompte Painting
BROUSSARD
Roz LeCompte
Let’s Have Brunch When This is All Over
Nancy Lassen Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nancy Lassen
Bird Watching
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
NEW ORLEANS
Ember Soberman
Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
Thomas Deaton Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Thomas Deaton
Blue Lady
Morgan Allain Painting
LAKE CHARLES
Morgan Allain
Soft Serve at the Billy Goat Hole
Saegan Swanson Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Saegan Swanson
Banana flower 2
Katie Kut Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Katie Kut
"Louisiana Roseate Spoonbill Family of Four"
Caroline Youngblood Painting
MONROE
Caroline Youngblood
Wildlife
Mary Singleton Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Mary Singleton
The Golden Boat
Lee Morais Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Lee Morais
"Flower Field"
Rannie Howard Painting
KENNER/LOS ANGELES
Rannie Howard
I’ll Have Raspberries, Please.
Cathie Stuckey Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Cathie Stuckey
Sweetness Overload
Camille Barnes Visionary Design LLC
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Camille Barnes
Get the Shot! (Nutria)
Michael Slage Painting
HOUMA
Michael Slage
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
NEW ORLEANS
Devin De Wulf
Krewe of Nyx Parade
John Turner Painting
NEW ORLEANS
John Turner
Grey Green Ladder
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
OLD METAIRIE
Julie Silvers
Place in The Middle
Emily Pullin Painting
RUSTON
Emily Pullin
Orchestra
Tony Hollums Painting
MARIGNY
Tony Hollums
Delight
Natalie Acquistapace Painting
FOLSOM
Natalie Acquistapace
Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Nurhan Gokturk
Euphoria - Multiple Color Options
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
DENHAM SPRINGS
Rachel Rice-Baham
"India"
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Ceaux .
STORM
Malak Morgan Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Malak Morgan
Red Eye
Sean Clark Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sean Clark
Jungle Justice
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
SLIDELL
Patrick Henry
Pink Cadillac
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Cheryl Anne Grace
Through The Clouds
Katie Yaquinto Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Katie Yaquinto
"Red Sky at Night" homage to David Gilmour
George McClements Painting
NEW ORLEANS
George McClements
Le ville se reveille (The city awakens)
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
NORTH SHORE
Darlene Langendonk
Reflections 3
Antonio Ferachi Painting
PLAQUEMINE
Antonio Ferachi
Emotional Fury #2
Donald Fontenot Painting
MANDEVILLE
Donald Fontenot
View from the Levee
Stephanie Reed Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Stephanie Reed
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