Gabriel Picart was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1962, where he still lives and works. He began a successful art career at the early age of twenty when he started working as an illustrator throughout Europe, and shortly thereafter for the major publishing houses and advertising agencies in the United States and Canada. Since 1996, Picart paints full time and no longer makes illustration commissions.
His paintings have been permanently on display at prestigious galleries in the US, and his work has been featured in magazines all over the world, such as International Artist and Gulf Connoisseur.
My paintings are in a pure realistic style, not hyper-realistic, and the imitation of reality is only apparent. This is where the true magic in painting is to be found for me. —Gabriel Picart.