Gabrielle Vickery Art


There’s something about painting a portrait that is so uniquely painful and frustrating. At the same time it makes me feel exhilarated and filled with hope and excitement. I don’t know why I get filled up with so many opposing emotions.
I do know that painting a face puts me in a flow state. I recorded a time-lapse because with every brushstroke, I don’t exactly know what the following brushstroke will look like.
I don’t know if I can replicate it, so recording it helps me to have faith in my own ability to wing it and trust the process. My last painting was a disaster, so I’m relieved that this one is not!
This painting is available to purchase (at time of posting), please email for details.

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