Gabriella studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Kingston Upon Thames and went on to work as a freelance illustrator and designer for 3 decades. In 2021 she devised and launched an online art coaching programme Experimental Still Life.
Of her work, Gabriella says "I’m fascinated by colour and light and equally drawn to intuitive and still life work. I enjoy using my imagination as much as observing subtle shifts in colour and light when I’m working from life. I recently completed a series of work exploring intuitive painting and found that abstract landscapes materialised which express my love of mystery and the unseen. Before 2022 my work was small to medium scale and I've been working at a larger recently and relishing the freedom and the challenge of doing so successfully. I sold my largest painting to date in November 2022 at Manchester art fair. ”
Gabriella exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2020 and in 2022 showed at the Holt Festival Art Prize and previously at the prestigious ING - Figurative Art Now at the Mall Galleries. Her work is held in private collections both in the UK, Spain, the US and Canada.