She, her, hers
Towson University Student
Gabrielle Brooke Baker is a 20-year-old artist from Beltsville, Maryland. She graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in 2020 and was a member of the National Art Honors Society and an Advance Placement Student. Her art journey began as an inquisitive and creative only child who was always questioning the world around her. She began drawing the day she could hold up a pencil. From a young age, Gabrielle has always been interested in listening to people and understanding their stories. Sometimes, that story can really be told just by looking at someone’s face. Everyone’s face is completely unique and is a gateway to understanding who they are and what their story is telling. Her artistic goal is to identify these stories and bring them to life with color with her portraits. Inspired by impressionism, Gabrielle utilizes visual brushstrokes with abstract and vibrant colors in her portraits to convey mood and emotion. She began her portfolio by painting at her desk in her sophomore year dorm. After posting these pieces online, she began selling commissioned portraits last January. Since then, she has painted and sold 10 commissioned pieces and sold over 20 printed artworks at events in Maryland. She has hopes to continue expanding her art business along with getting her degree. She now is a junior at Towson University where she works as a Resident Assistant. She is majoring in Family and Human Services. The convergence of her passion for art and helping people is reflected by her hopes to become a family therapist, specializing in art therapy. Gabrielle hopes to share her love for art with the world. Not only to be admired for its beauty but with a message that art can have a huge impact on people’s mental health. With her art, Gabrielle hopes to spread the message that people can rise above their mental, physical and creative limitations through expressing their truest selves with art.