ABOUT GABRIELLA D'ABREAU VISUAL ARTS (GDVA)
Gabriella D'Abreau Visual Arts (GDVA) officially became a registered business in 2013. We are a creative business specializing in fine artwork, art education, and graphic design and illustration services.
We offer our fine art for sale via our digital catalogue as well as through solo, group and juried gallery exhibitions. Our fine artwork varies in theme and medium and captures the changing personal interests of the artist. Our commercial art line, Gab Makes, offers smaller original artworks, prints and other handiwork at very accessible prices. Artworks in the Gab Makes line follow our theme "localize" which captures local and Caribbean imagery.
Our art education services targets teenagers and adults and range from one on one classes to short group workshops and also larger intensives with our aim to expand our classes to online platforms. Classes may incorporate a combination of theory, practical application, art history and local context.
Our graphic design and illustration services cater to the needs of our clientelle to develop strong branding, effective, bold promotions and engaging publishing content. We aim to tap into the target markets of our clients with clarity and convert leads into customers. We work with our clients to help develop their vision from beginning concept to finalized end product.
We are proud of the diverse range of services we offer and welcome the opportunity to continue to grow and expand in the creative sector.
ABOUT GABRIELLA - BIO
Gabriella D'Abreau is the artist and Creative Director behind Gabriella D'Abreau Visual Arts (GDVA).
Gabriella D'Abreau is a 31 year old creative soul born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. She attended Holy Name Convent Secondary Port-Of-Spain where she did her CXC and A'Level certifications. In 2005 after completing her A'Level examinations she was awarded a prestigious Open National Scholarship from the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
She applied to St. Johns University, New York, who also awarded her a scholarship to their B.F.A in Illustration Program. She attended St. John's University from 2006-2010. In 2010 she graduated with highest honours with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration. During her last semester at the University she interned at the Society of Illustrators where she got the unique opportunity to rub shoulders behind the scenes with world famous illustrators.
She returned to Trinidad and Tobago in 2010 and has been a member of the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago since.
Gabriella hosted her first solo exhibition in September 2012 and followed it up with 4 group shows in 2013 - "Artistcalypse", with artists Anthony Timothy and Caroline Williams (February 2013); "Colurescape", with artist Sarah Burrows (May 2013) and "Eden" with artists Sarah Burrows and Reuben Gonzales (August 2013). In 2015 she curated another group exhibition entitled "Emerge" with artists Sarah Burrows, Annelie Solis, Halcian Pierre, Shauna Narine and AJ Rogers (September 2015). In addition to these main showings Gabriella has exhibited in juried shows at The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago; The National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago and The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago.
In 2016, she GDVA began offering art classes to teenagers and young adults. The flagship program was an adult art camp titled “Introduction to Visual Arts as a Creative Business” and was done in partnership with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts. It was extremely successful and lead to first time art exhibitions by three (3) of the camps participants just months after the conclusion of the camp. She followed this up with another camp intensive in 2017, one on one classes and short workshops and is currently working towards online class offerings.
Gabriella considers herself an illustrator, designer and fine artist and is interested in exploring a multitude of artistic practices including experimenting with various techniques and media. As a fine artist she enjoys getting messy and having a direct discourse with the media. Although Gabriella’s fine artwork incorporates a variety of themes, techniques and media, much of her work is done using acrylic paint and to a lesser extent a combination of watercolour, gouache, ink, pens, markers and/or colour pencil.
She is a self taught graphic artist with 7 years of experience working in the field. Her clients are based in Trinidad and around the world and range from governmental ministries, to small and medium sized businesses. She is proficient in Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator , Adobe Photoshop.