Tova Gabriel, fine artist and writer speaks about her art:
“I try not impose my preconceptions, but coax them forth from The Creative Source. The paintings tell me a story as I paint them. ie, ‘This is me surviving a crisis, but oh look! Not only are rocks falling, but birds are appearing!’
“I am not beyond begging Van Gough to help me with a sky. Painting is much like dreaming and sometimes the dreams get weird and the paintings have to go away for a while, but once I am fully immersed in the process, I am free of my suffering.
“Sometimes I begin with a tissue paper collage, or a painted collage, and then look until i see something concrete to work into. Some come from photos I take, some from real life. My process starts with not knowing and often includes going through a tunnel of darkness towards a mere pinpoint of inspiration. It is enormously challenging as well as rewarding. Painting does not come easily to me.”