Welcome to my website and welcome to 2023.

I am continuing with my interest in harvesting figures from my local newspapers and international news sources. The paintings begin with a photograph and then leapfrog into a new state with some encouragement from me. The time I spend with these works is about actively engaging with every mark I make, choosing what you leave, what to destroy, which areas to enhance and then at some unknown point I find what I am looking for. It knows me and I know it. That's when I stop.

I really enjoy this quote by the charismatic American art critic Jerry Saltz:
"Your work hides from you until you find it. The beauty is that it loves being found as much as you love finding it.
You have touched the tail of the dragon."




Work on show

  • New works on group show titled Elemental at 99 Loop Gallery. Opens 1st April between 10am and 2pm. Runs until 26th April. https://www.99loop.co.za/
  • Selected works to view at 131a Gallery. Salt River. Cape Town https://www.131agallery.com/
  • Launch of new work on paper for Uprise Art, New York. View online at https://www.upriseart.com/discover/artists/gabrielle-raaff
  • Selected monochromatic and water-colour figurative works and water-colour urban landscape works available for viewing.
  • Arrange a private viewing at my studio. Contact me through this website.