I am a mixed media artist living in the beautiful Kapiti Coast in New Zealand. I am influenced by a love of nature, colour and texture, poetry and art history which was my BA Major from Victoria University. I use collage elements from my extensive collection of images and vintage ephemera together with paint, inks, stencils, handmade papers, fibres, texturing mediums. I owned my own art gallery with an artist friend called Nest which currently has an online presence through Facebook. I am also on Facebook and Instagram as Gabrielle Ridgway Evans- mixed media artist. i belong to the NZ Academy of Fine Arts and have exhibited throughout NZ. My works are in private collections in NZ, Australia, the US, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore and the UK.