Traditional Pavement Artist
Gabrielle fell in love with street painting while studying in Florence Italy, the birthplace of “Madonnari” art. She has been a member of the Florentine Street Painters Guild since 2008, and has chalked up the sidewalks of many cities all over Europe and the United States. Currently, she is based in Seattle, WA, where the City Parks Department regularly commissions her to create her chalk art throughout the downtown area.
“Street Painting is accessible to everyone because it is free and open. I love being able to use this art form to interact with the world. For me, the act of creating a painting is a meditation. Just like the Tibetan monks who create mandalas out of sand, the street artist spends hours concentrating on a drawing that will soon vanish. It is a lesson about the impermanence of beauty."