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