W Fort Lauderdale Hotel

Every Wednesday

Get immersed in the local art scene with Live Painting every Wednesday! Feel the beat of the street with local artists painting large and live in the Living Room at the W Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy cocktail specials while seeing new work come to life in the plush and swank surroundings on the fourth floor of this beachside, uber-chic hotel.

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm

W Fort Lauderdale: The Living Room Lounge (4th Floor)
3101 Bayshore Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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This week's artist:    Gabriela Esquive

Gabriela Esquivel was born in 1981 in San Jose, Costa Rica. She has lived and studied in various countries including Germany, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and United States. She obtained a Bachelor of Art with minors in Motion Pictures & Fashion Design from the School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico and a Bachelor in Humanistic Studies with emphasis in Music from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Her artistic works include acrylic paintings, videos, animations and piano compositions.

In October 2015 she was selected to participate in the X Florence Biennale, Italy and Spectrum Art Fair during Art Basel Week, Miami. She has been selected once again to participate in the XI Florence Biennale in 2017. She has participated in group exhibitions and events at Botello Gallery in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico; Casa Real Gallery in Costa Rica; Rancho Santana Gallery in Nicaragua, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and the School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico.

Her contemporary work is inspired in mystical themes, the search of the sublime, and the connection with the spiritual worlds. Her work has influences of surrealism, abstract expressionism and color field painting. Her musical studies are reflected in some of her works.


Resting in my most intimate spaces I meditate on the phrase “the personal is universal”. From this moment on I can justify the sharing of my intimacy: my most sublime spaces and my inner heavens. My, heavens, which can also be your heavens, are the place where I’m born again and I’m able to become one with the Divine. It is in this space filled with peace, sound and color, where I find heaven on earth. In the midst of this sharing of light is how I experience the most beautiful freedom!