Internationally Recognised Artist
Barbara GabogrecanGabogrecan has taught art for a number of years both in secondary colleges in Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria (in Australia).
She left teaching to build her own silk painting business and had some wonderful success. Gabogrecan won 7 of the Australian Gift of the Year Awards; had work displayed in Birmingham, Dusseldorf, Osaka (twice), Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Nagoya; had fashion accessories and tourist product produced under sixteen licenses; had six successful ‘sell out’ art exhibitions.
After suffering both a stroke and a brain tumour, Gabogrecan had to slow down. But she was determined to still develop her art work and had to consequently source alternative ways to let the public know of her wonderful, exciting, colourful and decorative works of art.
Gabogrecan turned to the internet. First of all she offered a limited range of hand painted silk scarves. Once that proved successful, she took a plunge and decided to develop an online silk painting course. To her surprise that took off too. She now has students of art in America, England and Australia. A video of her painting on silk is ranked on page one of You Tube with over 50,000 viewers.
Gabogrecan also has a blog where she shares her knowledge of painting and design with readers. A special section is also devoted to promoting other silk artists.
Always thinking of new ways to let the public see her work, Gabogrecan decided to trial an online Art Exhibition. She wanted to enable those who love art to take ownership of an affordable work of art by being able to purchase it unframed, but giving viewers the option to purchase it framed if they wished.
Gabogrecan, like most artists, has experimented with different ways to present her ideas. In this exhibition, in the unframed silk painting section, you will see a range of subject matter set into a border that surrounds the motif. The border is not meant to be regular, in fact it is designed to be more asymmetrical and as it is on silk, the fabric itself often stretches in such a way that it enhances and exaggerates this. A few also have rounded corners on the border which a framer can cut the mount to fit or crop more of the painting to eliminate the rounded corners.
Gabogrecan paintings can be described as exotic and decorative, as she co-ordinates her love of fabric, colour, texture and design with her love of the Australian bush. Using silk enhances the shimmering space and rich colour, which in turn, draws the viewer into her realm of imagery and beauty.
To own one of Gabogrecan’s original paintings will ensure that you have an image to enjoy and admire for years to come, while also providing a major talking point with all your visitors.