Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Gabriela Salgado-Dominguez moved to Mississippi in 2017. Her main focus is using watercolor to paint still life of common objects that convey nostalgia and warmth. To achieve this, she selects her subjects based on what they can bring to the painting’s composition and story. Usually, she gravitates toward objects with interesting color and texture combinations such as glass, wood, and metal. In the end, she loves to paint anything that can remind the viewer that there is beauty in the quotidian, and that nothing should be taken for granted.
Gabriela Salgado-Dominguez is a member of the National Watercolor Society, the Louisiana Watercolor Society, and the Mississippi Artists’ Guild. Her painting Made with Real Sugar was a finalist in the Splash 23″Best in Watercolor Exhibition, to be published in the same-named special issue print hitting newstands mid-2022. It also won the Blick Art Material Purchase Award on the National Watercolor Society 101st International Open Exhibition and was accepted to the 2nd Annual Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition.