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Meet the Artist behind the Paint Brush 

Gabrielle Riley is a Nantucket based watercolorist from Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Gabrielle’s painting journey started at an early age, inspired by the sandy beaches, shingle style homes, and history of her hometown, Barnstable. 


Gabrielle attended Roger Williams University where she studied Fine Arts and Historic Preservation. While at Roger Williams, Gabrielle specialized in painting, and later studied painting abroad in Florence, Italy.  After graduating from Roger Williams University in 2018, Gabrielle moved to Boston, but soon after found herself moving 30 miles out to sea, to Nantucket Island. 


Nantucket immediately felt like home and Gabrielle felt a new sense of creative inspiration from the vibrant community and beauty of the island.  Since moving to Nantucket, Gabrielle has opened an online print shop, featuring her bright, energetic and nostalgic paintings of the Cape and Islands. Gabrielle also enjoys working with small businesses, bringing creative visions to life through watercolor painting. When Gabrielle isn’t painting, you can find her exploring the island or playing tennis!







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