Gabrielle Graessle was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1956 and has been fascinated by colours since she was a child.
She attended the Zurich Art School for 5 years, where she completed a degree in graphic design.
The first exhibitions took place while she was still a student. During this time she made mainly black and white charcoal drawings in which she spontaneously depicted her personal imagery.
For 15 years she was represented in various galleries in Switzerland, and many of her charcoal drawings hang in private and public collections.
At the beginning of 2000, she and her partner emigrated to France and later to Spain.
In 2015, she settled down in Andalusia, and decided to immerse herself completely in her imaginary world again and to express herself in large format, coloured, intuitive and figurative paintings.
Her studio is located in an old group of houses out in nowhere-land. There is no distraction and she is concentrated completely on her work, secluded in nature, 3 km from the seaside; there she works always on several canvases at the same time, creating series of
pictures measuring each 180 x 260 cm.