© Laura Gabel, “My Puerto Rico”. 30 x 40, oil. Private Collection.

Puerto Rico Here and There

In July of 2018, I attended a ground breaking ceremony for a new Habitat home, here in Spring Hill, Florida. This very special home was for the Rodriguez family, who are originally from Puerto Rico. This is now my fourth Habitat painting. Here’s how this new home started: A bit Read more…

Pregnant Pause or Winsome Waiting?

Waiting, like painting, takes patience. Yesterday I received a question I get frequently and it pertained to the painting I’ll be featuring in this week’s blog. Admittedly, I haven’t always felt happy about answering this question. But I think, because people are so curious about the creative process, I have Read more…

Museo Cabañas in Guadalajara

Did you know that the Museo Cabañas in Guadalajara is a Unesco World Heritage Site? Recently, my husband was teaching a seminary class in Guadalajara, Mexico. This time, I was able to go along with him. Our hosts were excited about all their city has to offer, and high on Read more…

© Laura Gabel, "He Parts the Veil”, watercolor and charcoal, 14 x 17.5, $195.00

Proven Health Benefits of Art

What if your doctor prescribed the health benefits of art as the cure for your latest malady? Would you quickly seek a second opinion? Depending on what ails you, there are some surprising benefits to living the artistic life. It’s summertime here, and that means vacations and super flexible schedules. Read more…

Can you build art?

Can you build art? No, I’m not suddenly switching from landscapes and portraits to architecture, but let me tell you a little story. I love risk takers and much of my life, especially with my husband we took many risks in business and in moving to different states and cities. Read more…