We had the good fortune of connecting with Gabriela Cabeza and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gabriela, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
As I start to paint, I then start getting inspired. This is because when I begin, I only have the desire, the rest just flows. I start my work without anything planed, enjoying that moment of starting at an empty canvas, where my hands free themselves between brushes and the colors. That is what inspires me, not knowing what the final result will be. The surprise and the magic of the unknown product is what moves me to start painting. I feel the adrenaline rush thru my body when I see the work develop. Each of my paintings has a life of its own.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
From the beginning I felt that everything was magic. I lived it as the best gift, I began to paint as an adult and to this day I enjoy it that way. I would like to leave the best message for everyone, and that is that when you propose something and put all your energy into it without hesitation, you get what you want. That you have to have faith and follow your instincts. And the biggest lesson I learned is to value what I do, that the opinion of others is that of others. You have to do what you feel and believe in it.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would say Key West is a pretty good place to go where you will find places to eat drink and hang out, you have everything you need there to have a good stay.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I am grateful to God in the first place for opening this path for me. show me the signs that I should follow and give me the necessary tools to dedicate myself to this profession. He gave me a passion that I will carry with me until my last day. I want to thank each of the people who gave me a word of encouragement, my teachers and my family for their unconditional support.