About the Artist

Hello! Thanks for stopping by.

My name is Gizella, I currently live in Southern California. I grew up in Hungary, but the second half of my life I spent in the USA (Massachusetts and Colorado, prior to moving to California). I have a wonderful husband and a delightful teen daughter. I was a teacher for over 15 years (mostly taught in Montessori schools), I love my small garden and I am an avid reader. I am a life-long learner.

I love photography. My dad took and developed photos when I was a young child, but he later stopped. I enjoyed taking photos throughout my life, but the digital photography era pulled me into the craft even more. I've discovered the fun of photo manipulation, and have been seeing and showing the world around me differently since then. I use my photos as a draft canvas and start playing with them until my heart tells me I have what I wanted to share.

I'd like people to stop and “EXPERIENCE LIFE TODAY” instead of rushing through their lives. I hope to help people recognize the special moments in the present that often just slip away. I'd like everyone to be inspired by now, and not live in the past or in the future.

One of my favorite quotes is by Ferris at the end of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off movie: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Exhibitions and Publications

“Merging Harmonies” (2013) Calumet Photographic, Santa Ana, CA

“A Different Point of View” (2013) Orange County Great Park, Palm Courts Art Complex , Irvine, CA

“Stonegate Celebrates Culture Weeks” – Article with images in Orange County Register newspaper (2013)

An image of Kőszeg, Hungary is featured in the town’s monthly periodical (2014)

“All Media 2014 Exhibit” (2014) Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

Two of my images were published in the 2016 December edition of Living the Photo Artistic Life (p.66)

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I am located in Irvine, California. Phone: 720-402-8225. Email: gizella at gizellanyquist dot com.