I’m fascinated by the human face, millions of people on this planet and everyone unique. Furthermore, every face is capable of hundreds of different expressions. Every line, every mark, every wrinkle tells a story, a roadmap of where we have been.
My name is Gabriela Zapien. I began creating portraits about 10 years ago. I started with colored pencils, moving into oils, and most recently acrylics. I call my portrait series "Lifelines", since I always incorporate heavy outlines, most likely influenced by my background as a graphic designer. I hope you enjoy my work, and feel free to contact me if you would like to commission a portrait from your own photo.