Gabriela Himstedt, born in Germany spent much of her childhood in Italy. She is inspired by the ‘everyday’, her artwork reflecting the essence of ordinary captured by observation and imagination. Gabriela’s use of brushwork and a complex layering of glazes, textures, drawing and painting gives her artwork expressiveness and conveys her attraction of ‘different’. As an experienced artist for over 25 years, Gabriela has exhibited at a large number of solo and group exhibitions in both Germany and Australia along with a number of modern and figurative commissions in Germany and elsewhere. Her artwork is included in many private collections and she has won awards for her achievements. In 2013 she opened a studio in Perth, giving lectures about art in Germany, and in 2015, founded colouryour.life allowing her to share her knowledge with others.