Gabriele Lodder was born in the Bavaria region of Germany and presently resides in Penfield, NY. Many of her painting subjects are from her travels that reflect the culture and the beauty of those surroundings. She began with watercolor classes with Martha Sweeney and Paul Taylor and went on to oil classes with Pat Tribastone; pastel workshops with Liz Haywood Sullivan and Christine Waara; sketching classes with Chris Kolupski -- all to build confidence and hone her skills. Gabriele’s work has been shown and juried into numerous exhibitions and received Merit and Jurors awards accordingly.
Gabriele thinks that there are certain mediums that make a painting come to life. The artists’ choice of medium makes a painting speak – whether it is the ruggedness of a mountain or the delicate beauty of a flower.
She is a member of the Main Street Artists and Gallery in Rochester, NY were she maintains a studio. Gabriele is a past president and a member of the Penfield Art Association(PAA) and a Signature Member of The Rochester Art Club (RAC). The friends that she has made in these two clubs, and the endless support she receives from her associates, inspire her to continue great art.