“Flight of Fancy,” by Lorraine Gabbert
Mixed media, 10×12
Text by Patricia Dennis
Another multi-talented woman joins the Santa Clara County Branch. Welcome, Lorraine Gabbert!
Joining in letters, Gabbert is an experienced magazine and newspaper writer, skilled in journalism and photography. She has worked in broadcasting at ABC in New York City, doing graphics for Good Morning America, 20/20, news briefs and soaps and as a production coordinator for South Bay Accent, a lifestyle magazine. She has written articles for South Bay Accent, San Jose Magazine, Bay Area Parent, b.a.b.y., and San Jose Mercury News.
This busy lady is currently a freelance writer and photographer for San Jose Spotlight, a dynamic, nonprofit news organization covering politics, business, and health. She splits her time being a senior staff writer and photographer for the Almaden Times, a nonprofit neighborhood newspaper covering politics and community news. Needless to say, she has had her hands full lately.
In addition to writing and photography, Gabbert is passionate about painting and mixed media.
“I lose myself in creating, from small (4 ½ x 5 ½ inches) themed mixed media books to 12 x 12 painted canvasses and everything in between. Using ink, acrylic paint, encaustic, and pastels with stencils, stamps, printed paper and gel prints, I let my imagination lead me.”
Her mixed media collages are creative and compelling. The branch certainly looks forward to Lorraine Gabbert leading a workshop and sharing her talents!