Gabriela Sepulveda is a Massachusetts based artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She went to The School of the Art Institute of Chicago to acquire a Bachelors in Fine Arts, only to be followed by an Internship in the UK and a Masters in Graphic Design from Atlantic University College five years later.
In addition to her art, Gabriela uses her experience to teach painting. She also currently works as an illustrator for Footsteps Press on their ongoing book, “Blueskin the Cat".
As a painter, I like to create images that stir something inside me. I start with information and turn it into expression, using scale to create a sense of smallness as a person and their place in the world. In my current work, I draw influences from nature, empathy, and change. These are all themes that I would like to be more in tune with both my personal and professional lives. I am interested in what happens when greed intersects with moral obligation.
I hope my art serves as a gentle reminder that all life is beautiful and should be protected. The characters I try to bring to life are trying to find a place in their world just as we are trying to understand our place in ours.