Biography

biography

About Me:

Gabriel paints in a wide range of styles, from Art Nouveau and beautiful warrior women to abstract future expressionism, surreal landscapes and powerful totem animals, architectural graffiti and wicked wild styled worlds.

Gabriel Welch was born in Visalia, CA into a family of clowns, constantly doodling on paper his Mother would give him the nickname “Doodles the Clown”. He would grow up watching his father paint christmas windows, murals, art and signs as well as selling comic books and other goods at the local swap meet. Comics would inspire him to be an illustrator in his younger years as he would teach himself how to pencil, ink and color by looking up to the masters of the comic craft. He would later move his art into the streets to embark into a much more fast paced action style of painting and learn the calligraphy of handstyles on the run. In his early twenties he began a journey into the world of painting and sculpting while simultaneously giving much attention to developing his quick black marker tags and aerosol art out in the public along with crafting elaborate multi colored stencil projects to brighten up the city.
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Gabriel paints in a wide range of styles, from Art Nouveau and beautiful women to abstract future expressionism, surreal landscapes and powerful totem animals, architectural graffiti and wicked wild styled worlds. His paintings have a shamanic trance like state that let’s you know he has peaked through the veil of this reality and paints in a wild induced fever to bring back glimpses of those inner or outer dimensions. An almost childlike innocence is even portrayed in some of his themes. He paints with a focused speed and manic intensity that is real joy to watch live.
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Gabriel would also spend a year living and painting with his brother Jeremiah more commonly known as The Welch Brothers and would tour the country together painting wherever they went. It’s really special to watch these two brothers paint together as they melt their styles seamlessly to create new and fresh combinations. These brothers will continue to push the boundaries for years to come. Recently their sister Sarah has begun painting with her brothers as well to form an even bigger family bond. It is with the support of many friends and art lovers that the artist is able to continue on the path of the dreamer, drifting like a cloud through a pale blue sky.

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