Ok everybody: Hold up. Wait a minute. Somebody ring the alarm AND stop the press!!!! HeART of COOL (HOC) has discovered a new found visual artist. Bright and beautiful: this creative is truly an authentic light bearer and visionary that is all about self-enpowerment and creating art from personal inspiration.


The name of the artist, ironically enough, is Not Your Muse, otherwise known as Gabrielle Pane. And this woman has completely wowed me: PLAIN and SIMPLE.  Although I have not met her personally,  I have experienced her work via Instagram up close and personal and her artistry is a true reflection of who she is – and that is TRAILBLAZING! This is a human being that knows who she is and has successfully tapped into her purpose and now creates art that inspires others to discover their own sense of self-empowerment and inspiration also. Now that sounds dope, cool and funky fresh to me.


Until we meet up with her, check out the interciew below published by www.suitehazen.com.


Love & Light,


We found you on Instagram like so many others, is our obsession with sharing and over sharing images exciting or scary to you as a visual artist? I love it, I think the more people can share things that inspire them the better. It’s all the negativity in the news media that I would rather do without, but as far as sharing art the more the better in my opinion.

I have always been an artist. When I was a young kid I was always drawing on tablecloths and napkins and that carried out through my adult life. Sometimes you just know from the time you’re young what you really enjoy doing, and for me that was always art. Most people lose those childhood passions when they worry about “adult” responsibilities so I just refused to “grow up” in that sense. — GP


What is it like dividing your time between CT/NY/LA? I have always found that I don’t like to be in one place for very long so I love to travel, not only to NY/LA but all over for events. I’m also planning a trip to Europe soon so I’m looking forward to that.

What materials do you use? Typically I prefer to draw in ink for illustrations or pencils for more detailed portraits. For paintings I use acrylic paint but I’ve also used materials ranging from duct tape to rose petals in paintings before.

What is your inspiration these days? I’m inspired by hundreds of things every day. Sometimes it’s societal issues, sometimes personal experiences, people I encounter, a statement I want to make, or a feeling or a need to let out. Yesterday I saw a homeless man in Los Angeles that had hundreds of markers all over the ground and had a beautiful drawing taking up the entire sidewalk near where he sleeps. That was inspiring.


We love your Tupac piece, is that pencil? And are you big into Hip Hop? Thank you! Yeah the Tupac piece is pencil, and I’m a really into hip hop. Tupac is the man, haha. Also my husband is a hip hop artist so it is just naturally a big part of my life.

What are you listening to these days? Of course I love the old school hip hop that’s always a must. Tupac, Tribe Called Quest, The Fugees, Bones Thugs and Harmony, and much more. Recently though, I’ve been listening to Bone$ the Spitta, Vybz Kartel, Flatbush Zombies, Danny Brown, Curren$y, Schoolboy Q. Plus Wiz Khalifa, Migos, Fredo Santana, Young Thug are in the mix too.


If you could have one piece of art even just for a day what would it be and why? The Mona Lisa, that’d be pretty cool. I’m not giving it back after a day though haha.

Can you describe your artistic style? My style is whatever comes out of the pen or brush at the time. It really comes so naturally that I can’t really label it as a certain style besides my own.

How do you choose the subject that makes it onto one of your canvases? Usually I will just get a feeling that I need to start painting so I do. Whatever comes out is a genuine expression of my emotions or thoughts at that very moment. Sometimes I’ll draw from ideas I’ve written down in the past or a statement I want to get off my chest but mostly its just full expression of the moment and then that grows into a piece of art.

Are there any messages in your pieces that you would like to share? I like to share a message of self-empowerment. The idea that you can create your own reality. You can choose the direction of your life with the right intentions. Imagine being able to see the world from a bird’s eye view.

What do you want people to take away from an experience with your art? If the viewer can come away with more understanding or more joy that they started with then I think that’s a good start.

What is next for you? I’m currently planning a couple solo shows. I have one in Los Angeles in the works and also have a few group shows coming up in the LA area. Also, I’m working on the release of two clothing lines and continuing to do limited edition design collaborations with various brands as well as visuals for various hip hop artists, record labels, and numerous other projects.

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?Love & Light☀️,