About Me

Gabriella Collier is well known for her landscape and beachscape paintings. She has been a professional artist for over 20 years and is a graduate from the Art Fundamentals and illustration programs at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Her work is location inspired and transformed into atmospheric and etherial paintings. She uses acrylic mixed with different mediums, and she experiments with abstract methods to create unique pieces. Her work is represented at various galleries throughout the Greater Toronto area.

Artist Statement
” I am 
inspired by the natural settings visited in my travels. My images are developed and constructed by my willingness to explore the creative process while painting. I begin with gestural strokes and drawings, pours and drippings, layered over the surface with glazes, lines and texture to eventually form a finished piece with a variety of surfaces….”

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016, Landscape, The Annex at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
2016, Group Show, Gallery 133, Toronto
2016, Naked Walls, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
2016, Artist’s Choice, Town of Oakville, Oakville
2016, Cocoon Loves Local Artists Event, Cocoon Furnishing, Oakville
2015, Nature Poems, The Focus Gallery, Hamilton
2015, The Artist Project, Toronto
2015, AGH Spring Show, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
2014, The Artist Project, Toronto
2014, John Willmott Architect Inc. Offices, Oakville
2013, The Artist Project, Toronto
2013, Fall and Spring Shows, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
2012, Heintzman House, Thornhill
2012, Toronto Outdoor Art Show, Toronto
2011, Celebration of the Arts, Town Hall, Uxbridge
2010, Celebration of the Arts, Town Hall, Uxbridge
2010, Cause & Effect, B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2009, Paint, Fleming College/Haliburton School, Halliburton
2009, Breaking Ground, Fleming College/Haliburton School of Arts, Halliburton
2009, Celebration of the Arts, Town Hall, Uxbridge
2008, The Lay of the Land, Buckingham Fine Art Gallery, Uxbridge
2006, Summer Heat, Praxis Gallery, Toronto
2006, Annual Juried Show, Richmond Hill Group of Artists, Richmond Hill
2006, Discovery 11, Praxis Gallery, Toronto
2006, Invitational Art Show, Heintzman House, Thornhill
2005, RHGA 27th Annual Juried Show, Richmond Hill
2005, York Region Juried Exhibition, Varley Art Gallery, Unionville
2004, Artistic Awakening, RHGA Annual Juried Show, Richmond Hill
2004, Richmond Hill Studio Tour
2004, Etobicoke Centre, Etobicoke
2004, Variations II, Markham Theatre, Markham
2004, For the Love of Art, Studio and Gallery, Port Carling
2003, RHGA Annual Juried Show and Group Shows, Richmond Hill
2003, Variations I, Mill Pond Gallery, Richmond Hill
2003, Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto
2003, Richmond Hill Studio Tour, Richmond Hill
2002, RHGA Mill Pond Gallery Juried and Group Shows, Richmond Hill
2002, Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto
2001, RHGA Mill Pond Gallery Juried and Group Shows, Richmond Hill
2001, Varley Art Gallery, Unionville
2000, RHGA Mill Pond Gallery Juried and Group Shows, Richmond Hill
2000, Art for a New Millennium, Varley Art Gallery, Unionville
1999, Art Aurora, 37th Annual Juried Show, Town Hall, Aurora

Bibliography
Morris, Kimberly: “The Importance of Art in Interiors”, Kimberly Morris Interior Design,
May 2016
Roy, Lisa, “Getting Inspired”, Lisa Roy Muskoka, N.p. web, Feb.2015
Haggo, Regina: “For the Love of Wide Open Spaces”, The Hamilton Spectator,
Oct. 10, 2015, pg. G3 print
Canadian House and Home, July 2014, – pg. 72
Albuquerque, Vanda: “Fine Art of Design”, Oakville News, Feb. 25, 2013
Style at Home, April 2013, – pg. 00
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Benjamin Moore, “Colour Trends”, 2012
Home, Feb. 2008, – pg. 62
Canadian House & Home, Oct. 2008, pg. 89
RJ, “Artists and Galleries, Two Richmond Hill Artists’ work on display at Mill Pond”, Liberal Newspaper, Nov. 2000, pg. 17, print