Gabriela trained as a Set & Costume designer. She worked continuously in Opera, Theatre and Dance enjoying the collaborative process and the ephemeral nature of the work, although in fact several of her designs were revived year after year. She has always drawn or painted on whatever surface available - even her mother's White blouse in Red lipstick - but more recently mostly on canvas small and large scale.
Her inspiration comes from a variety of sources, mostly travel which she enjoys hugely in a 1930 car with no roof!, cosmology and music. She has exhibited in Switzerland as well as the V&A, Sheffield and Cardiff with theatre designs.
Gage finds the intimate interaction with people essential to shape and construct visual concepts. She makes use of both still and moving images to communicate her views through the exploration of the other, and to expose the emotional truths hidden amongst layers of artifice and complex realities.http://www.gagesolaguren.com
Five times award winner in the Sports Journalists Association 'Sports Photographer of the Year'.
BPPA Press Photographer of the Year 2007
BPPA Sports Photographer of the Year 2008
I have been making pictures professionally since 1990. It started with shifts for Daily and Sunday newspapers, through colour magazines such as Loaded, Maxim and The Face to today where I have channelled my attention onto the sports and pastimes that I love, mainly cycle sport be it road racing, mountain biking through to track and cyclocross. I enjoy shooting people in their environments, hence the projects you see elsewhere here. These are the subjects that get my creative juices flowing.
Graham Welstead was born and brought up in the South East of England and studied at Chelsea School of art and then the Royal Academy Schools, as a post-graduate painter, in the early 1970s. Since 1978 he has taught painting on Foundation courses and in other areas of further education, and for the last 16 years plus, has been the Head of Art at a leading Essex secondary school.
He also writes and lectures on Art, Art History and other media related topics.