Good morning. I am Gabrielle, born in Miami Florida to German and Italian ancestors. I began my journey as a painter after I retired as an educator. Before beginning my adventures as an artist. My favorite hobby was as a seamstress. I began sewing at the age of seven years, at the side of my mother who is the Italian side of my ancestors. Since learning to paint, sewing has taken a back seat. Today, I enjoy painting landscapes, especially desert scapes, such as Death Valley. I also enjoy painting animals, dogs especially and imagined villages. My favorite medium is Water Color, however I also work in acrylics. I hope you will enjoy viewing my paintings as much as I enjoyed creating them.