My creative world
Hi, welcome to my website, my name is Gabriela Larios. I am a London based illustrator and textile pattern designer, I obtained an MA from Camberwell College of Arts in 2007 thanks to an Alban Scholarship. I create designs and illustrations for children's picture books and garments, homeware, fabric, furniture, fashion accessories, stationery and ceramics. My creative world derives from my interest and passion in storytelling, the natural world and patterns. There is a naive and playful spirit captured in my designs and a strong connection between memories of my childhood in El Salvador and my body of work: tortoises, fishes, plants, flowers and all the colourful creatures and elements found in my art. I believe after many years of honing my skills, I have somehow developed an imaginative world of my own and it is a pleasure to share it with you through this website. Thanks for your visit!
Upcoming show: Surtex, New York City
May 20 - 22, 2018
Represented by the lovely Nerida Hansen who will be showcasing my latest prints & pattern designs for home-wares, home-decorations, textiles, greeting cards, stationery, children's apparel and gift-ware.
Clients & Collaborations
Wallsauce, Salvanatura, The Guildery, In The Wrap, Trazos, Never Forget Yvette, Uppercase Magazine, Deny Designs, The Design House London,
LCWaikiki, Modern Yardage, Wallpapered, Texitura Magazine, Embassy of El Salvador in London,
P&K Vertriebsgesellschaft, Museum of Art from El Salvador, amongst others.
"Gabriela Larios is a pleasure to work with. She is timely in her communications, offers a professional's understanding of the technicalities of surface design, and most importantly, creates imaginative, unique designs." Shane Reilly, Co-CEO, The Guildery Inc.
"It has been a true pleasure working with Gabriela. She brings a sense of fun, youthfulness to DENY Designs that our audience flocks to and we look forward to seeing what vibrant designs she'll be creating next!" Rebecca Cope, Artists Relations Manager, Deny Designs
VIA Art Prize Finalist, Embassy of Brasil, London, 2017: Coastal Birds (Aves Costeras)
3 x 3 International Illustration Awards Honorable Mention 2017: Coastal Birds
3 x 3 International Illustration Awards Honorable Mention 2015: Book Cover
3 x 3 International Illustration Awards Honorable Mentions 2014: Textile Designs