Hayley Gaberlavage is an artist and self-proclaimed “Vagabond of the Deep South.” Hayley’s figurative paintings capture the complexity and vitality of the American South and the characters that live in New Orleans. Her sentiment for bygone attitudes depicts the vibrant slow-pace of Southern afternoons. With a palette that is vivacious, bold, and full of life – preferring turquoise blues, olive greens, muted tones and unfinished background surfaces – its nearly impossible to miss her unique distinction from other artists.
Hayley’s technique of evaporating the background into swarthy brushstrokes allows time into the work. Her creations pay homage to memory, which is imperfect, always unfinished, and congruous to the retro aesthetic and mood. She brilliantly evokes the humor from unforgettable characters caught in the act of their everyday lives. She gives her subjects space and, in turn, they give you themselves.