Paula Gabb

Paula Gabb is inspired by her passion of her home city Birmingham, where the beauty of the historic architecture reminds her of the city’s past. This inspires Paula to capture the city streets and viewers can follow the story of ‘Our Lady in Red’ who travels around the city in her paintings.

Paula spends her time focusing on her local area taking particular interest in the history, local landscapes and landmarks around Birmingham and the surrounding suburbs.

Paula uses a palette knife to give a rich layered texture that lends some three-dimensional aspects of the painting. She enjoys painting abstract art as a form of expressing the cityscape which does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality, but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.

Paula is inspired by the great impressionism painters, how the artists captured the light of their images without detail but with bold colours. Her greatest inspiration comes from artists such as Edouard Manet, Claude Monet and in particular Alfred Sisley, whose composition of landscapes gives you the sense of walking into the landscape itself. Paula Gabb has been showing her art to the community since 2016 and she also founded the Core Collectives Art, giving up and coming artists the opportunity to show their work to a wider audience. Painting has allowed Paula to express herself in ways that would otherwise not have been possible, due to suffering from Dyslexia and Verbal Dyspraxia along with also being diagnosed in her twenties with macular degeneration, a painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision. Fortunately, the condition has not prevented Paula from her passion for painting abstract art.