My career as an artist, aka "Isabelle Gorilla", began when I started painting murals of my gorilla all around Los Angeles. Over time, they became a large body of work both on canvas and on the street. My inspiration is driven by people who are not afraid to let it all hang out. Oblivious to conformity, the gorillas greet you with genuine self-confidence, despite their large hairy bodies and prominent nostrils. They are the uncensored human, laying bare a primitiveness we can all relate to. This is why I also take my work to the public space, so they exist within our “civilized" environment and remind us to be at peace with our human nature.
My family of characters has since grown and I enjoy illustrating the many ideas that pop into my head. Whatever the project, my goal lies in achieving a personality in my work. I am available for commissions and collaborations. Please feel free to reach out with any proposals.