Featured Artist Julia Gabrielov

Expressing her love for the natural world through portraiture, painter Julia Gabrielove takes the viewer on a journey into fantasy. See more of her work by visiting her art website.

 

"Winter Flowers" oil on canvas, 24" x 24" by Julia Gabrielov. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Winter Flowers” oil on canvas, 24″ x 24″

 

I was born in the Ukraine in 1986. Two years later, my parents immigrated to the United States on the refugee program. The only memories I have of my homeland are bits and pieces of wide open wheat fields and endless skies.

 

"Bloom" oil on wood, 22 x 48" by Julia Gabrielov. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Bloom” oil on wood, 22 x 48″

 

Our beginnings were very humble, even in the States, but my parents worked tirelessly to provide a better life for my sister and myself. Their work ethic resonates with everything I do. I believe with hard work and persistence, anything can be achieved – even a life of simply adding beauty to the world.

 

"Celestial Rift" panpastel on paper, 14" x 17" by Julia Gabrielov. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Celestial Rift” Panpastel on paper, 14″ x 17″

 

My early life is the reason why I strive for perfection. Although I know there is really no such thing, that has never stopped my meticulous nature. Each piece I create is filled with detail and intricacy.

 

 "Curious Dreams" panpastel on paper, 18" x 24" by Julia Gabrielov. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Curious Dreams” Panpastel on paper, 18″ x 24″

 

I find that as my work evolves,  I add more detail. The challenge then becomes knowing when to stop. They say artwork is never truly finished, it is only abandoned. I have pieces that I have worked on for as long as three years. But in the end, those pieces are the most personal and the most rewarding.

 

"Flourish" Panpastel on paper, 18" x 24"

“Flourish” Panpastel on paper, 18″ x 24″

 

Many of my works revolve around the spirit that is within everything, be it a tree, an animal, or the ocean. I personify that spirit in a visually stunning way, often with a beautiful girl.

 

"The Flight Between Dreams" Panpastel on paper, 20" x 30" by Julia Gabrielov. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Flight Between Dreams” Panpastel on paper, 20″ x 30″

 

I believe we are irrevocably connected to nature; we come from it and eventually return to it. So many people have lost that connection. I want to show them that we live in a gorgeous world filled with miraculous wonders.

 

"Wildflower" Panpastel on paper, 18" x 24"

“Wildflower” Panpastel on paper, 18″ x 24″

 

Most of my inspiration comes from my own photographs and my desire to embody a story in a single image. Storytelling is a great passion of mine. I have always been greatly influenced by fairytales and folklore.

 

"Heart of the Ocean" Panpastel on paper, 18" x 24" by Julia Gabrielov. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Heart of the Ocean” Panpastel on paper, 18″ x 24″

 

I want people to wonder what my girls are thinking, where they came from, and where they are going. Everyone sees my world differently. Some see melancholy, some see hope, but as long as my girls make you feel, then my ultimate goal is achieved.

 

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  1. Beautiful art, Julia!

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