Since Gabriele Baber
was a child growing up in Lendersdorf, Germany, she has memories of her love
of drawing and painting. She immigrated with her parents to northern
California in 1957. She remembers being inspired by an art demonstration on
how to mix colors. After saving up for her own supplies, she purchased the
basic colors and a Walter Foster book, and thought “I HAVE to do this!”
In order to develop
her talent, Gabriele juggled her family of three children with college art
classes, teaching, and art affiliations with local and regional art groups.
She nurtured her skills by devouring books, videos, and taking numerous
workshops with artists such as: Christopher Hart, don Hendricks, Keith
Batchelor, and Daniel Green.
teaching and has a studio in her home to accommodate her projects and her
student’s needs. She is also a contract instructor through the Temecula
Community Services, Chino Hills Recreation Department, Santa Ana College,
and Michael’s Art Store.
This year has brought
many honors and accolades to Gabriele. Her art is on permanent display at
the Temecula Valley Arts Council office. Recently, she has contracted to do
the cover art for a coffee table book, “Temecula Valley Soars,” available
soon at Barnes and Noble. The Brandon Gallery in Fallbrook currently
represents her work.
With a goal of having
her work available in every winery in California and having her own gallery
and studio, Gabriele shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Her son
has created a terrific website for her at
. For further information, please, visit the site!