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Painter and cartoonist Gabriel Forrester is inspired by our beautiful city, painting whimsical and expressive scenes of Ottawa. Broad brush strokes, bold colour, thick and textured paint with an impressionist feel characterize his work. Taking cues from the surrealists, like Dali and Escher, Gabriel works dreamlike elements into his paintings. Giant snowflakes, yellow hills, perfect crescent moons and stars add a charming and joyful quality to his work that is distinctively his own vision of our capital.