Gabrielle Tolliver

Artist + Gabrielle Tolliver

I am 22 year old 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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Science Mural
Brent Houzenga Painting
Brent Houzenga
Dr. John: "The Night Tripper"
Max Bernardi Painting
Max Bernardi
Bicycle in the Marigny
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
Lyla Clayre
Meeting Notes #185
Sean Clark Painting
Sean Clark
Lenny
Lionel Milton Elleone
Painting
Lionel Milton
Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
Nurhan Gokturk
Shattered Shorty
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
Patrick Henry
The Blues
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
Darlene Langendonk
Waiter/Waitress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
Alexandra Kilburn
"Hubig Pies and a Barq's"
John Turner Painting
John Turner
Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
Thomas Deaton Painting
Thomas Deaton
The Godfather of Soul
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
Lucille Anderson
Terrance Strikes a Pose on Lafitte Street
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
Drew Cooke
Glissando
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
Connor McManus
Abstract #2
Toné Lowe Painting
Toné Lowe
Grey Green Ladder
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
Julie Silvers
Counting Her Chickens
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Alejandra
Katie Kut Painting
Katie Kut
Golden Hour
Anne Blenker Painting
Anne Blenker
"Mariel"
Brett Henderson Painting
Brett Henderson
Tylor and His Dog Lemon
Paige DeVries Painting
Paige DeVries
AGATE EARTHTONES
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
Lori Sperier
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
Jeremy Paten
Temperance (XIV)
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
Margaux Hymel
Summer Song
Anne McLeod Painting
Anne McLeod
High Tide
Debbie Boyd Painting
Debbie Boyd
Circus Pig – on Chartres Near NOCCA
Ramiro Diaz Painting
Ramiro Diaz
Land Before Time II
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
Leroy Miranda Jr.
Aftermath
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
Rebecca Birtel Madura
Hurricane Season homage to Trombone Shorty
George McClements Painting
George McClements
Yugen - Archival Print of Mixed Media Abstract on Watercolor Paper
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
Rachel Rice-Baham
Blushing Oyster Original Painting
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
Sarah Nelson
Pictures at an Exhibition
Stephanie Reed Painting
Stephanie Reed
Buddy Bolden
Connie Kittok Painting
Connie Kittok
Pink Cadillac
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
Cheryl Anne Grace
Bird Watching
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
Ember Soberman
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
MILAGROS Collective
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
Rise Delmar Ochsner
Blue Roots 1
Emma Fick Painting
Emma Fick
"India"
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
Ceaux .
Fragility- Fine Art Print
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
Kate Hanrahan
Zulu Uptown
Sean Randall Painting
Sean Randall
Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting
Gabriel Flores
Mardi Gras Ball
Lee Morais Painting
Lee Morais
No Coasters Needed
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
Kristen Albrecht
seen
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
Jessica Strahan
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
Miro Hoffmann Painting
Miro Hoffmann
Watson 101 Print
Bruce Corona Drawing / Mixed Media / Painting
Bruce Corona
Wildlife
Mary Singleton Painting
Mary Singleton
Swamp Goddess Print
Saegan Swanson Painting
Saegan Swanson
The Neighborhood
Ella Albrecht Painting
Ella Albrecht
Head to Toe
Kris Muntan Painting
Kris Muntan
Awake Print on Cotton Paper
Josie Azuma Painting
Josie Azuma
Landscape Layers
Kat Ryalls Painting
Kat Ryalls
Unbroken Shadows
Blair Dupre Painting
Blair Dupre
Aggressive or Soft
Katie Yaquinto Painting
Katie Yaquinto
Tomb of The Unknown Slave
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
Queen Hope Parker
Blue Notecard
Shelby Little Painting
Shelby Little
Limerita Angelica
Rayne Bories Painting
Rayne Bories
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
Michael Eble
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
Devin De Wulf
Confluence of Emotions in a Field
Donald Fontenot Painting
Donald Fontenot
"The March"
Meghan Methe Painting
Meghan Methe
Close Encounter
Maddie Stratton Painting
Maddie Stratton
Ascending Trees
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
Louise Guidry
Uptown Ruler
Nicole Ockmond Painting
Nicole Ockmond
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
George Dolgy
'Mono No Aware' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
Heather Bird Harris
Moon Moss
Stephen Rooney Painting
Stephen Rooney
Clouds Uplifting
Daryl D. Johnson Painting
Daryl D. Johnson
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