About Gabrielle Butler

Gabrielle Butler is a self-taught contemporary portrait painter, photographer and filmmaker based in Perth, Western Australia. Gabrielle’s work is characterised by a gestural painterly style and is known for her quick working method, which deliberately leaves smears, smudges and almost three-dimensional brush marks on the canvas. Rather than aiming for a slick and finished aesthetic as many other contemporary painters do, Gabrielle’s treatment of her portraits is rough, fast pace and direct. Gabrielle particularly focuses on the subject of innocents within her works where children are her subject.

 "Children are beautiful because they possess something that we have all lost – the quality of innocence. Justly or unjustly, our society has submerged us into boundaries and stereotypes that have ugly effects of the minds of vulnerable children and all of us.” - Gabrielle Butler  

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