Gabrielle Hawkes lived for many years in St Just, where she owned and managed an art gallery, 'Visions and Journeys'. In 2013 she and her partner, the artist Tom HENDERSON SMITH, moved to St Columb, where she continues to paint.
A self-taught artist, she has described her work thus: 'My paintings depict my lifelong adventures in the country of the psyche, a magical place of forests, lakes, ancient stones and secret hidden places, where things are not always what they seem ...'
Her delightful small paintings are sometimes made into greeting cards. She exhibits regularly with STISA.
In 2012 Hawkes and Frankie WEBB published a book entitled 'Between the Ocean and the Sky', a collaborative project for which Hawkes created the illustrations. In 2021 she published her first book of poetry, 'Compost'.
Painter, printmaker, mixed media
2011: Group show, with Penwith Printmakers, STISA, The Crypt, St Ives
Open Studios Cornwall 2012; 2014
2015: Association of British Naive Artists Summer Show, The Little Picture Gallery, Mousehole (18 July-15 Aug)
2015: Open Studio Week at the Lanherne Studio, St Columb (4-9 Aug)
2016: Open Studio Week at the Lanherne Studio, St Columb (7-14 Aug)
2016: Association of British Naive Artists Summer Show, Oxmarket Centre for the Arts, Chichester (18-31 July), Crypt Gallery, St Ives (7-18 Aug) and Solomon Browne Hall, Mousehole (28 Aug-11 Sept)
Association of British Naive Artists (ABNA)